16 days Of Activism Against Gender – based Violence

16 days Of Activism Against Gender – based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Eradicating gender-based violence is more crucial than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All forms of violence against women have increased since March creating a “shadow pandemic” due to several factors, according to the UN.

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In 2020, as the world retreated under the lockdowns introduced to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, reports from around the world showed an alarming increase in the already existing pandemic of violence against women. In response, the UN System calls for action to UNiTE under the 2020 global theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

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ACTIVITIES PARTICIPATED BY PACOWWEI DURING 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM

PACOWWEI Bayelsa team lead the move for 16 days activism on ending gender based violence in Bayelsa State.

We move,we advocate until we end gender based violence against all persons irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, identity, race, religion and ethnicity.

Find Photos below:

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Webinar: Addressing Gender Based Violence Among The Vulnerable Population.

This webinar was held on 10th Dec. 2020. Hosted by FHI260, among the panelist was Amaka Enemo the Chairperson, National Se Workers Association. She discussed barriers that makes Young girls and women especially sex workers from accessing health services and how their rights are violated.

 

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