Women groups demand protection of rights, elimination of gender-based violence

Research has shown that one out of every three women has experienced some form of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) or the other, which implies that one-third of the female population, has experienced a form of Gender-Based Violence which has become a global pandemic that is assuming alarming proportion.

To this end, the United Nation (UN) Women and Women Advocates and Research Documentation Centre (WARDC) have called for an end to all forms of violence against women and girls in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

They also harped on the need to advance campaigns on Sexual Gender Base Violence (SGBV), Harmful Practices (HP) and Sexual Health and Reproduction Right (SRHR) to address the issue of violence against women and the girl-child.

This was the thrust at a focus group meeting organised by WARDC in Lagos for Lagos West, Lagos East and Lagos Central senatorial districts on advancing strategies to address the protection of women’s rights. The event also witnessed the implementation the UN Women Spotlight initiative, a global initiative of the European Union and UN with WARDC as partner to end all forms of violence against women and girls. This is in line with the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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