The Stop Violence against Women in Election popularly called Stop-VAWIE project was in implemented in Bayelsa, Edo, Kogi and Ondo States. The project was designed to collate data on female victims of elections in public and private spaces.
With support from National Democratic Institute, NDI project was launched nationally in September 2015 and activities held from then till November, 2017.
The Australian Embassy supported a projection on Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Women and Children through the Violence against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 (VAPP Act).
The project was implemented in Abuja, Ekiti and Lagos States from February, 2016 till December, 2016.
The project centered on two cardinal areas which includes
- Societal awareness on the provisions of the VAPP Act/Law through radio discussions and airing of jingles developed to popularize the provisions of the GBV Law in Ekiti and prohibition of Domestic Violence Law in Lagos State.
- Free Legal Representation for 45 indigent women and children within the ambit of the laws
FIDA Nigeria embarked on a project supported by Social Development Fund of the French Embassy across five states including FCT. The project activities were sensitization rally, media campaign on access to justice programme, development of IEC and training of paralegals.
The project provided free legal service to about 120 women in the focal states.