In line with the preparation to mark the 2021 International Women’s Day Celebration, the Coalition of Non-governmental organization, NGOs in Akwa Ibom State are set to take the message against rape and other sexual based violence to the church.
The release by the Coalition Media/Publicity Sub-Committee reveals the movement will be coordinated by the Chairperson of FIDA, Mrs Emem Ette and will target at least 40 churches.
The release reads,
AKWA IBOM STATE GBV CHURCH SENSITIZATION PROJECT ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021
As global attention gradually shifts to women all over the world with the commemoration of the International Women’s Day on Monday , March 8, 2021, the Coalition of NGO’s against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) is embarking on a sensitization and awareness campaign across Churches in the State.
The Coalition of NGO’s against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) is a body of over 50 Non-governmental, Charitable, Pressure groups, Community and Faith based organizations advocating against Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Akwa Ibom State.
Worried by the increase in rape and other sexual and gender-based acts reported daily, the Coalition coordinated by Chair Person FIDA, Emem Ette, decided to visit Churches and sensitize the people on the stipulations of the VAPP law as it concerns Rape and GBV.
Members of the Coalition will provide information on first steps to take in reporting Rape and GBV to relevant Agencies, preventive measures to be taken to address the anomaly which cuts across homes, churches and communities, as well as penalties under VAPP to deter perpetrators.
More than forty churches are to be visited simultaneously during the sensitization by members of the coalition on Sunday.
Source: CRGBV Media/Publicity