Photos: Senate president Saraki receives RescueOurGirlsNow advocates, pledges senate's support to stop gender abuse
As part of advocacy to protect the
female gender and young children against abuses,
discriminations, violence and other violations, the Women Arise team led
by Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin on Thursday took the advocacy to the Senate
group on Thursday visited the National Assembly with the campaign to
rescue the schoolgirls who were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists at
Chibok, Borno State on April 14th, 2014.
At the visit, the Women Arise circulated her new document which is created to serve as policy
guidelines for prevention and handling of cases of Gender-Based
Violence (GBV). The organization created the policy guidelines with the
support of Ford Foundation to serve as policy framework in the bid to
curb the rising spate of violence against women and young persons
The team was
received at the National Assembly by the leaders of Nigeria's Senate.
The President of Nigeria's Senate, by Dr. Bukola Saraki who led the
senators promised to work with Women Arise on the advocacy to end gender
abuse and other forms of violence a affecting young persons in the
being the 2nd year since abduction of the Chibok Girls, the Women Arise
team also increased campaign for rescue of the Chibok Girls. The
senators joined the advocacy and promised that the Federal Government is
increasing efforts to ensure the rescue of the abducted schoolgirls.