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Human Rights Commission Steps Up Advocacy To Curb Violence Against Women

The National Human Rights Commission wants stakeholders to engage in more sensitization programs against sexual and gender based violence against women and girls.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu made the call during a road walk to commemorate the 2021 Human Rghts Day in Abuja.

Represented by the Head of Department, Women and Children, Mr Harry Obe, the Executive Secretary explained that the Human Rights Day preceeded sixteen days of activism to end violence against women and girls and Ipromote human rights and gender equality across the country.

He stressed that all hands must be on deck to curb the menace.
“The International Human Rights Day this year preceeded sixteen days of activism on ending violence against women and girls, promote human rights while also advocating and energising action to protect the rights of women and girls “.

A representative of the Governing Council of the Commission, Mrs Ifeoma Wakama, stressed the need for more synergy to entrench human rights for sustainable development in the country.
“As we mark this event we must strengthen partnerships, advance the course of human rights as a tool towards ensuring equality and realisation of sustainable development for all” .

The theme for this year’s International Human Rights Day, is “Equality – Reducing Inequalities , Advancing Human Rights “

By Ebere Ukeje

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