Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) Nigeria is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021.
2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days Campaign initiated in 1991 by Center for Women’s Global Leadership Institute New Jersey, USA. The Campaign focused on raising awareness about violence against women (VAW).
This year’s theme “Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now still sings the song of ending all forms of violence against women and girls. Let us all join hands and put an end to Violence.
GPI will be organising some activities as part of the 16 days of activism as follows:
1. Training of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and Child Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) and developing effective prevention interventions for CSOs working with vulnerable groups from 30th Nov to 2nd Dec in Cross River State and Akwa Ibom State.
2. Training on understanding and integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and child protection for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working with vulnerable groups from 6th to 10th December 2021 in Cross River State with support from Palladium under the SCALE project.
3. We will be working with the Cross River State Ministry of Women Affairs (MOWA) to organise a road walk and radio discussions on Ending sexual and gender based violence and promoting gender equality.