IHRC: Thrilling Activities of SMM Commemoration of 2022 Int'l Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Debouches
Nigeria: The Special Monitoring Mission of the International Human Rights Commission under the amiable leadership of Elijah Echendu Vitus National Volunteers Coordinator (NVC) in Nigeria, commemorated the 2022 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in different States of Nigeria.
As part of efforts to uphold the objectives of the Special Monitoring Mission International Human Rights Commission in Nigeria, the NVC has earlier charged Officials of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to adequately participate during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2022, is “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”.
In Nigeria, Akwa-Ibom, Katsina, Borno, Jos, Abuja, Zamfara and Kaduna States were among the participatory States and activities of the commemoration at different States including Sensitisation at schools, Advocacy walks, and workshops with government agencies and institutions. The NVC also indicated that other States would be carrying out programs before the 10th of December.