GBV: 16 days activism ends in Ebonyi


The Ebonyi State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development through the support of European Union-United Nations Spotlight Initiative has marked the end of 16 days activism on gender based violence (GBV) against females.


The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs Florence Nwali stated this while educating women and girls at international market, Abakaliki, the State capital.


Mrs Nwali said violence against women and girls is evil and should be stopped by all means.


“We are going to do all humanly possible to stop the ugly situation some women found themselves in this present time”, she said


She urged stakeholders to administer Violence against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law on the offenders.


The two Directors in Women Affairs, Mrs Ogbu Christiana and Mrs Ibina Marcelina said violence against Women and girls is barbaric and inhuman.


Mrs Ogbu warned men who have decided to be raping women and girls to desist from it or face life imprisonment.


Also, a women rights activist, Barrister Nkem Chukwu said VAPP law will be fully administered on anyone who may further violate the rights of women.


In appreciation, the State Commissioner for Market Development, Mrs Chinwe Okah thanked the ministry for such awareness campaign.


On his part, the Special Assistant to Ebonyi State Governor on Market Development, Mr Peter Oba expressed happiness over the campaign, saying it is a right campaign at the right time.


It would be recalled that EU-UN Spotlight Initiative had flagged off the 16 days activism on violence against Women on November 25, 2020 which ended today. -VON.



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