NHRC , stakeholders embark on 16 days activism to promote elimination of violence against women

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in collaboration with other key relevant stakeholders are billed to participate in a Nationwide 16 days activism including Kano with the view to ending violence against women.

This was contained in a statement issued by Kano State Coordinator, National Human Rights Commission, Shehu Abdullahi, and sent to Solacebase, on Wednesday.

The statement said the theme of this year’s activsim is “Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now”.

According to the statement,  the flagging off of the campaign will be launch by Kano State Governor’s wife, Hajiya Hafsat Ganduje on the 25th November and will eventually close with Rally to mark the “International Human Rights Day “on the 10th December, 2021.

The statement said that the team will pay advocacy visit to numerous stakeholders that include: Speaker of the State Assembly, the State Chief Judge, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice among many other stakeholders.

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It noted that each year, from 25th November to 10th December, the International Community marks the16 days of activism on the Elimination of Violence against Women.

“That the period is used to raise awareness on violence against women and girls, promote rights of women and girls, while also advocating and energizing action towards the ending of such violence and promote human rights culture,”

“Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation that impacts on, and impedes progress in many areas of their lives, Including poverty eradication (SDG1); Zero Hunger (SDG 2); Good Health (SDG 3); Education (SDG4); Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Peace and Security (SDG 16).”

The statement pointed out that, one of the main contributing factors to Gender Based Violence is the deliberate misunderstanding of women and girls human rights violation and the generalized society’s approval of cultural practices and attitudes that violate Women and girls’ rights.

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