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Tuesday, June 09, 2020

First Ladies Of 36 States In Nigeria Lend Their Voices To Stop Violence Against Women + Issue Communique

The first ladies of the 36 states in Nigeria are not just sitting down and folding their arms but have issued a communique on the recent cases of Violence against women in Nigeria....












FIRST LADIES AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (FLA-GBV)
A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF A MEETING HELD VIA ZOOM CONFERENCING BY FIRST LADIES IN NIGERIA ON SUNDAY 7TH JUNE 2020


RECOMMENDATIONS

1. We the First Ladies of the 36 States of Nigeria further agreed to inform the Nigerian Governors Forum of all that has been discussed in order to get Governors involved in the much needed areas of enacting laws to punish offenders.




2. We noted the calls by various concerned organisations to declare a State of Emergency on Sexual and Gender Based Violence and we would like to add our voices to such demands.

3. It was observed that very few cases of sexual violence in Nigeria end up in convictions. The First ladies therefore resolved to become more involved in seeing that justice is done for survivors of sexual violence.. 



4. It was further noted that several States in the country have not domesticated relevant legislation to safeguard women and children from violence and very few States have a Sex Offenders Register. It was agreed that advocacy efforts will be intensified to ensure that legislation and implementation of such laws can be used to combat Gender Based Violence.

5. We the First ladies of the 36 States of the Federation have resolved to work assiduously with a range of stakeholders to break the culture of silence which has so far meant that perpetrators are not brought to justice because the parents and or family members of the victims and the victims themselves are prevailed upon not to report these cases. The First Ladies were unequivocal that this must stop.



6. We will endeavor to provide shelter and safe houses in our various States for women in distress, as well as ongoing sensitization and support in safe spaces.
7. It was further resolved that boys will be tutored as well on what constitutes sexual violence, and men will be encouraged to lend their voices to the various anti-GBV campaigns going on.



 CONCLUSION


Finally, we the First ladies of the 36 States agreed that it would be best to harmonise efforts at curbing the menace in the country by working together collaboratively and sharing best practices.

A committee comprising First Ladies from the six geo political zones was set up to drive the process, headed by HE Erelu Bisi Fayemi of Ekiti State and HE Mrs Folake Abdulrazaq of Kwara State as Secretary while the Chairs of the Northern and Southern Governors Wives Fora, HE Dr Amina Abubakar Bello and HE Mrs Betsy Obaseki would lend their support to the process.

It will be recalled that in July 2019, the First ladies had a robust campaign against rape and gender based violence which included statements, talks, advocacy walks and workshops. The First Ladies have in the light of recent happenings resolved to amplify these advocacy efforts.


Signed
HE Erelu Bisi Fayemi
On behalf of First Ladies Against Gender Based Violence (FLA-GBV)

23 comments:

  1. This is highly commendable πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

    I hope they truly keep to their words and promises😒

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  2. This is a very welcome development, may they use their good office to impact the society positively and may the results be evident .

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  4. Very well. Rape should be condemned. They should equally lend their voice against their husbands stealing and corruption.

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  5. This a very good and welcome development πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  6. OK this is highly welcomed. They should make their offices open and available at all times. This barbaric trend must be forcefully put to a stop.
    Enough is enough!


    Hugs and light to victims,y'all are heros and heroines. Surviving the trauma and speaking out is no easy feat.


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  7. Nice one....more actions and less talk

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  8. The Lagos state wife should start by taking away that little girl and her brother. Who was Raped and beaten by her mother. And is like the woman is pregnant too, the baby should be taken away when she delivers. All her children are at risk. Lagos state wife should go and flex her muscles there. God bless you Ma!

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  9. Words should be backed with ACTION!

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  10. They have just gathered and spoken English, time to return to government houses
    and continue their looting. 🀸🏻‍♀️🀸🏻‍♀️🀸🏻‍♀️🀸🏻‍♀️🀸🏻‍♀️🀸🏻‍♀️🀸🏻‍♀️🀸🏻‍♀️🀸🏻‍♀️

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  11. I think what we need now is urgent action, becos we have had too many organisations campaign for this.

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  12. Please, we don't want audio voices o! Do something with any platform you have. Women and girls need help.

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  13. Kwara State First Lady is Secretary ke? Wife of a known rapist Abdulrazaq doing secretary for anti-rape association. Nothing Musa no go see for gate.

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