Empowering Communities: FIDA Lagos Champions 16 Days of Activism with Impactful Advocacy Walk in Makoko Market
In a powerful initiative aligned with the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, FIDA Lagos took to the bustling streets of Makoko market on December 1, 2023, for a compelling Advocacy Outreach and Sensitization Walk. Dressed in vibrant FIDA Nigeria T-shirts adorned with orange scarfs, members of FIDA Lagos brandished placards to shed light on the urgent need to eradicate violence against women and girls.
The dedicated team engaged the community in both English and Yoruba languages, ensuring that their crucial messages reached a wide and diverse audience. The Iyaloja of the market welcomed the FIDAns with enthusiasm, actively participating in the sensitization efforts targeted at market men, women, and girls.
Fliers, bearing essential information and resources, were distributed as part of the advocacy outreach, contributing to the overall awareness creation. The collaboration between FIDA Lagos and the market community proved to be a resounding success, marking a significant step towards fostering a safer and more informed environment.
The 16 Days of Activism campaign serves as a catalyst for change, and FIDA Lagos exemplifies the spirit of advocacy and community engagement in their proactive efforts to combat gender-based violence. Together, they are creating ripples of awareness that have the potential to transform communities and pave the way for a future free from violence against women and girls.