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STOMP 2012 WALK - AWARENESS WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ABUSE - 25TH OCT. 2012
Gender based violence and abuse is very rampant in our society and all over the world. Taking a continuous stand against this twin pandemic through awareness and sensitization actions will definitely lead to zero-tolerance
The awareness walk was very successful and we were joined by the Business Women Professional Group, the ED, Babes Redefined, Celebreties: Funke Kuti, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, The Engager, Nikki and Alexander Oturu, and Isaac Gerald. Other concerned Women and Men from various sectors of the State, Christian & Muslim Groups, and, of course, young men and women. We were supported by the following sectors: MTN- Nigeria, Our Daily Manna (ODM) and Nigerian Bottling Company. The TV and Print Media covered the event widely. This is in line with the call that the Corporate, Media and Govt sectors should lend their voices to SAY NO to violence against women. Their support enabled us reach out to people to educate them about their rights within the State, within and outside the State..Women need to know that they do not have to accept being treated worse than animals. They are carriers of generations and need to be treated with respect within their human rights and empowered to be 'voices' for change. Men should know that, being the major perpertuators of domestic violence, they need to assist us to educate their male folk as well.
WORKSHOP ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE - 26 NOV 2012
This workshop was a collaboration between ACTS Generation and the Public Affairs Department of the US Consulate at the US Embassy Premise - Nigeria.. It was a gathering of various NGO working with women, children and youths. It dealth on health implications and the socio-economic implications of DV & A on the home, families, community and nation at large and what solutions can be employed.
At the end of the workshop, it was impressed by Laila St. Matthew-Daniel, that there was a need for NGO's to stop working in isolation in all situations but to get together and fight the cause on the State and Federal level. Some groups agreed and decided to form an ALLIANCE AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ABUSE (AADVA). This Group will work at coming up with strategies to address the awareness and govermental policies to address the issue of domestic violence and abuse. The Covener is ACTS Generation.
Together, we will all win this fight against domestic violence and abuse within our communities and beyond.
ACTS G goes further by training and empowering women who have been through trauma and work with other Groups at rehabilitation.
Laila J Matthew-Daniel (Executive Director) Jeandaniel@actsgeneration.org
|Date:||25 October 2012|
|Action Type:||Awareness Raising|
AWARENESS WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ABUSE - OCT 2012
It is one thing to talk and acknowledge the presence of violence, and abuse in our society, it is another to make sure people are aware of their rights. Where to go for solutions and rehabilitation, where to seek intervention. We get calls daily from women, and am not talking about common man who is not quite literate but about interligent women who are unaware of what their rights are and live, think and act in fear of repercussions if they report an abusive spouse or report a person who has used 'fear' to shut reports of rape.
This is were the advocacy and awareness STOMP OUT Domestic Violence & Abuse Walk in Oct 2012, was aimed at. Reaching out to the masses about intervention groups who can come to their aid.
It was a large turnout and, men showed great support during and after the walk. We have to keep on, until we break the circle of silence and culture pressure that seeks to deny women and the girl-child safety where they need it.