The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, (NAWOJ) has called for the eradication of violence against women and girls by ensuring that perpatrators are brought to book.
The Chairperson, NAWOJ Lagos, Comrade Adeola Ekine, made the call in commemoration of the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence.
Comrade Ekine who lamented that Gender-Based Violence which can be sexual, physical or emotional has eaten deep into the fabric of the society, noted that all hands must be on deck to eradicate GBV in Nigeria.
Ekine stated that every perpetrator of violence against women and girls should be brought to book, as a way of removing every form impunity that perpatrators have.
She mentioned that NAWOJ across all states of the federation is joining the world to say No to all forms of Gender-Based Violence.
The annual international campaign kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December Human Rights Day.
The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, is Orange the world: End violence against women now!