From Gyang Bere, Jos
The Country Director of Women for Women International, Nigeria, Bukola Onyishi has called for the establishment of Survival Centrered approached for victims of all forms of violence across various sectors in Nigeria inline with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
She said collaboration with Journalists is key in addressing the rising cases of abuses against women and girls towards challenging social norms that are inimical to the growth of women and to enabled survivors pickup their lives and moved on again.
Represented by the Social Empowerment Manager, Women for Women International Nigeria,
Anthonia Oliehi stated this during a Media Parley with Journalists as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Women/Girl Child abuses 2022 held at the conference hall of Crispan Hotel, Jos Plateau State.
“Women for Women solicit support and collaboration of Journalists to frequently create awareness for citizens to understand the violence against women thereby challenging social norms and behaviors that condone violence against women and strengthened mechanism to eliminate violence, harassment, threats, intimidation and discrimination against women.”
The organization seeks stronger collaboration with Journalists on constant reportage and follow-up on cases of abuses towards, “Ensuring accountability to the existing global frameworks of protection cross-sectoral mandate to support implementation and socialization so that even the most marginalized communities are aware of their rights to protection and redress,” in the country
The Advocacy Coordinator of Women for Women International, Mrs. Zainab Gbobaniyi said in addressing root causes and community norms as well as support context-specific redress and support mechanisms.
“An integrated and survivor-centered approach which emphasizes women’s economic power as well as norms change is necessary to address root causes of violence against women and achieve tangible change in the daily lives of women.
“This type of holistic graduation model is one we have developed and led over the past 26 years to support women to heal, thrive, and take ownership of their futures, even within the most challenging conflict settings,” she explained