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Lagos APC Women Leader Holds Walk Against Sexual And Gender-Based Violence

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Lagos APC Women Leader Holds Walk Against Sexual And Gender-Based Violence

A walk against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, organised by the office of the Lagos State APC Women Leader, Hon. Jumoke Okoya-Thomas has been scheduled to hold on Tuesday 8th December, 2020.

The walk is tagged; “Walk Against All Forms of Sexual And Gender-Based Violence.”

The event, which begins at 8am from Broad Street Elephant House to Freedom Park, Lagos Island, was organised in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, Lagos Island Local Government Area and Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area.

It will be recalled that while addressing a press conference on Gender Based Violence week (GBV), themed: Örange The World: Fund, Respond, Present, Collect!, at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, recently wife of the state Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, noted that it was essentially “to unveil activities we have lined up in furtherance of the Lagos State Gender-Based Violence Week designed to scale up awareness and galvanize action.

“This is with the view to ensuring eradication of the menace of violence against women and girls in our dear state.”

She said that the “aim of doing this is that we envision a society where Sexual and Gender-Based Violence is reduced to the barest minimum and we are determined to achieve this by working collaboratively and effectively with relevant stakeholders.”

She called for the support of the media to “help to cascade the message to all and sundry that as far as we are concerned in Lagos State, we have Zero Tolerance for all forms of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the state.

“As part of activities lined up for the GBV Week in Lagos State, this Press Conference is the first of the efforts aimed at bringing the GBV issues to the front burner and galvanize action,” she said.

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