November 25, 2016
Network of Men Leaders to End Violence Against Women in Nigeria Joins the World in Commemoration of the 2016 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The Network of Men Leaders to End Violence (NOML) in Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against women and the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence being observed from the 25th of November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to the 10th of December (Human Rights Day) every year.
To bring this issue to the fore, the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women’s call for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2016 is ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’.
The initiative provides a moment to bring the issue of sustainable financing for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women to global prominence and presents the opportunity for resource mobilization for the issue.
Violence against women is still one of the major social issues in Nigeria.
1 in every 4 Nigerian women have suffered domestic violence in their lifetime.
Insults, Battering, trafficking, rape and homicide are some of the grave forms of abuse experienced by Nigerian girls and women.
Battered women suffer physical and mental problems.
Domestic violence has serious destructive social consequences including physical and psychological disorders.
Domestic violence in Nigeria is a problem as in many parts of Africa. There is a deep cultural belief in Nigeria that it is socially acceptable to hit a woman to discipline a spouse. Domestic violence is widespread and shows no signs of lessening in Nigeria.
There is therefore the need to galvanize more resources locally and from International Development partners to reverse the rising unappealing trend of Violence Against Women in Nigeria using men as champions.
Mr. Vincent Dania.
Network of Men Leaders to End Violence Against Women in Nigeria,