*launches awareness campaign
By Michael Oche
Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF), a non governmental organisation has called for decisive actions from relevant stakeholders, both at national and international level, to end sexual violence targeting women.
The Foundation in a statement by Dr. Arome Salifu, its Executive Director also announced the launch of a robust awareness campaign in support of the 16 Days of Activism against Sexual Violence Against Women.
Dr Salisu called for collaboration amount stakeholders in addressing what he described as the widespread pandemic of violence against women and girls.
“Together, let us strive to create a safer world for women and girls alike,” he said
Our correspondent reports that under the guidance of the UN Secretary General, this initiative aligns with the civil society led 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence campaign, observed annually from 25 November to 10 December. The theme for this year’s campaign is “UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls.”
According to Dr Salisu, the AYGF campaign is targeted at amplifying impactful message to draw attention to the fight against sexual violence against women.
He said, “Our initiatives began with a sensitization campaign at Doveland International School, commemorating the World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence.
“We conducted informative sessions for children and teenagers of diverse age groups, addressing these critical issues and providing resources to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence. Since the 25th, we have consistently engaged in daily social media posts, community outreach programs, and educational campaigns targeting students, citizens, and organizations.”