ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists in Enugu State, led by State Chairperson Comrade Ngozi Ngene, advocates for increased awareness and knowledge sharing among women journalists to combat violence against women and girls.
Following a peaceful protest at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Secretariat, the association emphasizes the importance of raising awareness on the Violation of Against Person Prohibition Bill and Administration of Criminal Justice laws.
The call was made in the statement signed by Comrade Ngene and her Secretary Comrade Ogochukwu Chukwudike after a peaceful protest at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Secretariat to mark the 16th day of activism which started on 25 November to 10 December 2023.
NAWOJ Enugu State also urges women journalists to use their media platforms for campaigns against violence, calls for swift justice for victims, and encourages collective efforts from government, agencies, traditional rulers, religious bodies, Civil Society Organizations, and stakeholders to prevent violence and ensure the safety of women and girls in society.
While noting that an injury to one is an injury to all while Justice to one is justice to all, the NAWOJ Enugu State believes that awareness campaigns and sensitization on implementation of Violence Against Persons Prohibition law and Administration of Criminal Justice law, will drastically reduce violence against Women and girls to the barest minimum.
The Association further urged the government to ensure speedy justice for victims of violence and make sure that perpetrators are sentenced to jail as stated in the law.
“We must change the narrative, challenge misogyny and violence, and make sure women and girls are heard and should be able to access the help they need and feel safe in the society“, it concluded.