In a bid to ensure gender justice in Nigeria as it relates to women and girls, the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) has called for an end to all forms of gender-based violence and harmful practices, that has become the order of the day in recent times.

Executive Director, WARDC, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi disclosed this at its event tagged: #IamGenerationEquality: Realising Women’s Rights, to mark the 2020 International Women’s Day. According to her, women had suffered discrimination and marginalisation in the society and to help curb the menace, WARDC is implementing the Spotlight Initiative Project in Lagos state.

The Spotlight Initiative, which is supported by the European Union and UN Women, aims at bringing the issues of sex and Gender-based violence, harmful practices against women, as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights to the fore in a bid to eliminate all forms of violence against Women and Girls.

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