23,638 sign petition asking States to domesticate VAPP Act

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23,638 sign petition asking States to domesticate VAPP Act
As stakeholders call for action to end violence against women in Nigeria

By Luminous Jannamike

23,638 sign petition asking States to domesticate VAPP Act
From left, Programme Specialist Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative UN Women Nigeria – Tosin Akibu, Nigeria Country Director, Global Citizen – Maimuna Maibe, Secretary General of  Women Right Advancement & Protection Alternative (WRAPA) – Saidatu Mahdi, Senior Special Assistant Technical To The Minister of Women Affairs – Princess Jummai Idonije, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Chief Executive Connected Development – Hamzat Lawal and Dr Otun Adewale of National Prog. Lead Wellbeing Foundations Africa  chatting during a High-Level Round table  Program on Action Against Gender Based Violence: Full Domestication of the Violence Against People Prohibition Act by All States in Nigeria held in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan
As this year’s 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence draw to a close tomorrow, at least 23,000 people have signed a petition calling on State Governments…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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