Emmanuela Azu, feminist and women’s rights advocate has said there is need to share the success stories of cases of domestic violence where perpetrators have been brought to justice.
Azu stressed that sharing such success stories would enable people to speak up regarding cases of violence against women and girls, as they would be assured of getting justice.
Azu made this known while speaking at a Stakeholder Dialogue Platform on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls organized by Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) with support from the Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative.
“Lawyers should be able to publicise the successes of cases they handle because such publicity would give people the opportunity to speak up on domestic violence cases,” Azu added.
While encouraging people to speak up, the women’s rights advocate also mentioned that stakeholders should look into the duration of domestic violence cases because the time frame is too long.
Azu added that cases should be treated with immediate effect so that victims are not further victimized during the process.
At the end of the dialogue session, participants at the meeting held a walk to the Lagos State House of Assembly drawing attention to the need to eliminate violence against women and girls.