FIDA Lagos in conjunction with Project Alert and Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) in spotlight initiative, had a press Conference themed: Sexual Volence by Law Enforcement Officers in Nigeria (Police & co) to flag off the 16 Days of Activism on Elimination of sexual and all other forms of violence against women and children. #orangetheworld #SayNoToGbv #generationequality
To mark the beginning of the 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE with theme: “ORANGE THE WORLD: GENERATION EQUALITY SAYS NO TO RAPE”, FIDA Bayelsa in collaboration with other gender champions (CSOs/NGOs) embarked on a peace walk today Monday, 25th November, 2019.
The walk which was to the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Bayelsa State Command, Yenagoa featured the FIDA Chaprerson, Tariere Egbegi bring to the fore, the theme of this years activism campaign and the need to strengthen the fight against the menace of rape. She strongly condemned the unfortunate incident of the PDP woman leader in Kogi State who was burnt to death following the aftermath of the elections. She charged the COP to use his good offices to prevail on the IG and other relevant stakeholders in the Force to see that the perpetrators of the heinous crime are brought to book.
In his response to the visit, the Commissioner of Police, CP Uche Anozia reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force in general and Bayelsa State in particular in the fight against crime and criminality especially with regards to rape. He condemned the act in the strictest terms whilst commending FIDA and the other groups represented for their fight against violence against women.
The meeting was brief and successful. FIDA Bayelsa once again pledges her commitment to continually promote the rights of women and children in the State. FIDA is here to make a difference in Bayelsa State and diaspora.
FIDA Anambra State embarked on schools outreaches to flag off the 16 Days of activism against Gender-Based Violence with the theme: “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”. FIDA Anambra State visited Federal Government College Nise and Ado Girls Secondary School Onitsha were they sensitized the students on the ills of VAW, the provisions, and protection of the VAPP Law and the need for all generations to stand together to fight against Rape, Sexual Abuse and all forms of violence in our society
Her Excellency the deputy Governor Dame Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo graciously provided FIDA Rivers a Safe Haven that will serve as a temporary shelter for victims\survivors of violence and all forms of abuse.
FIDA Rivers Executive members visited the home today the 5th of November 2019 for assessment.
FIDA Abuja was at the Faculty of Law, BAZE University On the 27th of September to train law students on Gender based Violence. They were trained by the branch’s remarkable Assistant General Secretary, Ezinwa Obiajunwa, a passionate activist on issues relating to gender equality, children and human rights violations with over 5 years’ experience.
The event captured all the various forms of GBV and achieved the purpose of educating the youth, understanding that they are the future of tomorrow.
FIDA Abuja took up this project in partnership with Oxfam voice project and looks forward to a continuing relationship in sensitizing the Nigerian people on the VAPP Act and other relevant laws in line with the FIDA objectives.
Rumuokrushi Community played Host to FIDA Rivers on Thursday the 26th September 2019.
The delegation led by the Chairperson Pst. Ngozi Ighosevbe.
The program which had over a hundred participants, had the Chaiperson pst Ighosevbe giving an overview of the VAPP Act and Sisters Chidinma Otuka, Kemi Ogunnoiki, Esther Achor- Korienta, Mercy Hirse- Damina further enlightening them on various sections provided in the abridged version of the Act.
On the 25th of September 2019, FIDA Imo State branch Secretariat building was commissioned by His Excellency the Governor of Imo State Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha ably represented by Nze Meekam Mgbenwelu (Hon Commissioner for Technology Development). Members of the Board of Trustees and the National Executives of FIDA Nigeria were also in attendance.
FIDA Nigeria Rivers state branch was hosted by the State’s Deputy Governor Dr. Nrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo on Monday the 23rd September 2019, to discuss possibilities in ensuring a temporary rehabilitation space for traumatized victims \ survivors of all forms of abuse\violence.
FIDA Rivers sincerely appreciates this great opportunity and kind gesture from our amiable humanitarian Deputy Governor.
INT’L WOMENS’ PEACE GROUP in collaboration with FIDA PLATEAU (Int’l federation of Women lawyers), NAWOG (Nat.Asso.of women journalist) VOV, WGRDI & JPRM during a sensitization walk & a visit to Zang commercial IDP camp Bukuru to mark the Int’l Womens’day. #PressForProgress.
Centre for the Advocacy of Justice & Rights (Cajr) in partnership with FIDA plateau & WOMEN 4 WOMEN INT’L during module 1 training of change agents to support communities to inform policy change & implementations related to gender equality/empowerment of women as part of ongoing project in Jos East, Riyom & pankshine local government areas of Plateau State.