By Eunice Nnachi
The United Nations Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, UN Women, Mrs Beatrice Eyong, has called for collaborative efforts from media organizations to promote gender equality and an end to violence against women and girls.
Mrs Eyong disclosed this at the UN Nigeria Media Partners Conference 2023 held recently in Abuja, which was organized as part of the UN Women Nigeria’s activities to mark the 2023,16 days of activism.
Speaking on the theme, “Escalating media action for women’s empowerment ending violence against women and girls,”
Mrs Eyong informed that the negative impact of gender inequality and gender-based violence on society, including poverty and underdevelopment cannot be over emphasized.
Also speaking, Mr. Lansana Wonneh, United Nations Deputy Women’s Representative for Nigeria, said that they recognized journalists are important partners in advancing the cause of gender inequality and empowerment in Nigeria.
Stressing further called on the media practitioners to be unbiased when reporting gender-based issues
Mrs. Aisha Ibrahim, the National Chairperson of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), lauded the organizers for the great feat, while calling for support to end violence against women and girls.
Lady Eunice Nnachi, CEO of Eunice Nnachi Women Advocacy Foundation, ENWAF who were one of the participants expressed gratitude to UN Women for organizing an event dedicated to media partners in the fight against violence against women.
Nnachi further called on citizens to show how much they care about ending violence against women and girls, by sharing the actions they are taking to create a world free from violence towards women.