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GBV: NAWOJ Takes Campaign to Delta Market



As part of its activities to mark this year’s 16 days activism against Gender Based violence, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Delta State Chapter, today, visited Anioma market, in Oshimili Noth Local Government Area of the State, to sensitize the traders on the provision of the 2020 Violence Against Persons Prohibition ( VAPP) Law in the State.

Speaking during the sensitization, the State Chairperson of the Association, Comrade Sonia Unobunjo, explained to the traders that the law seeks to eliminate violence in the public and private lives of all Deltans, especially women and girls.

Unobunjo who was accompanied by the executives as well as members of the Association noted that the VAPP law makes it easier for victims of assault get justice, adding that the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration has zero tolerance for gender based violence.

Noting that the State Government has also established a sexual Assault Referral Center where victims can access free medical, psychological, and legal services, she encouraged the women to speak out whenever they notice an anomaly.

She averred that women should learn to help themselves whenever the need arises.

Chairperson of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, Delta State Chapter speaking at Anioma market, today

On her part, the chairlady of Anioma market, Mrs Helen Ofili observed that the yearly exercise is important because it will enable many women and girls who are victims of assault to speak out.

The chairlady who was represented by the Secretary of the market, Mrs Chinenye Agetuwe however advised women who are being assaulted to reach out to those who can speak help them out of the situation.

While Commending NAWOJ for embarking on the exercise, she pleaded with the association to visit more places for same gesture so as to rid the society of gender based violence.

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