Showing posts from August 27, 2023

CSOs Call For Stronger Prevention, Response Systems To Reduce Gender-Based Violence

Say Growing Cases Of Violations Source Of Concern  Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called for a stronger prevention and response systems to reduce sexual and gender-based violence in the country. KASA Initiative which is a campaign against sexual and gender based violence, whose campaign was funded by the African Women Development Fund through White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) Kenya stated this while briefing Journalists in Nigeria. It also urged stakeholders and gender equality advocates to create a safe environment where survivors of sexual and gender-based violence could comfortably share personal experiences to curb the menace in the country. The group stated this on the sidelines of the survey where they engaged over 5,000 women, girls and vulnerable people across four States in Nigeria suffering from sexual violence. Christy Asala, Representative of the African Women Development Fund,  said the data obtained from the survey is of great concern. “The data that we observed from t

UNICEF Nigeria Installs WAJE, Kate Henshaw, 2 Others As Child Rights Champions

To Advocate   Critical Issues Affecting Children In Health, Education, Nutrition, Child Protection L-R: Alli Nuhu, Kate Henshaw, Cristian Munduate - UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Cobhams Asquo and Waje at a media presentation of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Champions in Lagos, on Tuesday to serve as powerful voices in amplifying issues around child rights in Nigeria for one year.   The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria on Tuesday, installed Cobhams Asuquo, WAJE, Kate Henshaw, and Ali Nuhu as Child Rights Champions. The advocates, who are celebrated music producers, musicians, and film actors will be powerful voices amplifying issues around child rights in Nigeria as UNICEF Champions for a 12-month period on Tuesday. Within the one-year period, these champions will collaborate with UNICEF to raise critical issues affecting children in areas such as health, education, nutrition, child protection, water sanitation , and hygiene (WASH). Speaking at a