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Centre LSD joins 16-day activism against gender violence - ITREALMS

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The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) has joined in the commemorate the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence year 2023, reports ITREALMS.

Centre LSD joins 16-day activism against gender violence - ITREALMS
A press statement by the project lead, Side-by-Side Movement for Gender Justice at the Centre, Mr. Nyong Essien noted that Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent, and devastating human rights violation in our world today and remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

He reiterated that this year’s theme UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls, is focused on the call for financing of different strategies and transformation of social norms to end violence against women.

The greatest investment that can be made is to invest on the missing link, which is low involvement of men and boys in the fight against gender-based violence.

He noted that now is the time to invest in the engagement of men and boys so that they can be involved in practical work to eliminate violence against women by speaking out publicly against such practices; working on themselves to change their attitude and behaviour; serving as mentors or good role models for others to emulate and taking actions whenever there is violence against women or work as allies with women to eliminate violence against women.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, culminating into the world Human Rights Day.

The campaign, he said, is a strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls.

He enjoined stakeholders and the public to follow activities on the 16days of activism on its website and social media handles of Centre LSD including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Uju N. Dominic/Editor

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