The Founder, Jose Foundation UK, Dr. Martins Abhulimhen has concluded plans to honour first ladies across the country as well as non-governmental organisations who have made significant contributions in the fight against gender-based violence in Nigeria.
The event scheduled to hold at Transcorp Hilton hotel Abuja on Saturday, July 30, 2022 has as the theme, “Role of Media and Civil Society Organizations: Challenges and Prospects”.
The organisers expressed dissatisfaction that Nigeria is failing its women and girls in so many ways, stating that the latest spate of violence across the country has underscored the critical need for government to act swiftly to protect its most vulnerable and put an end to gender-based violence.
In a release on Sunday, the Ground Chair, Charles Orifa said, “From the camps of internally displaced persons, to states across the federation, it is the same story; women and girls have been victims of gruesome attacks.
“Ending Gender Based Violence Conference 2022 will provide an in-depth understanding of GBV in Nigeria and Africa at large. It will also provide guidance on how to offer the appropriate support to survivors of GBV using the resources and procedures currently available.
“Conference Event will include Opening Speech, Keynote Address, Lead & paper presentations, Workshops, Awards, Celebrating First Ladies & NGOs fighting GBV, GBV Trust Fund & Journal launch”.
This conference is aimed at building the capacity and commitment of participants to undertake programs targeted at eradicating GBV and to develop a new movement for gender equality.
It is also expected to offer detailed examination of the concepts of gender, GBV, sexuality, and rights. It further seeks to explore the impact of GBV on various sectors of development, particularly education, health and agricultural development.
In addition to the celebration of First Ladies and NGOs flighting GBV, Ending GBV Ambassadors will also emerge at the conference.
Charles Orifa who is also the head of Project & Development Office of Jose Foundation UK said among those expected at the conference include, Wives of Presidents of African nations, wives of state governors, women leaders, National Assembly members, heads of women organizations, representatives of non-governmental organisations and youth organisations.