Press Release: The War on Women’s Bodies Ends Now
A global estimate shows that about one third of women and girls ages 15-49 will experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.
Although some progress have been made to protect women and girls from human rights violations, particularly from SGBV, however West Africa is still a long way from providing truly violence-free societies for women and girls, with high records of SGBV incidences, child marriage, female genital mutilation, unsafe abortion, harmful practices and very poor access to sexual and reproductive health rights.
To mitigate these issues affecting Women and Girls, WRAPA in partnership with SOAWR West African members where BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights with funding from Equality Now takes the lead, kicks off the 16 days of Activism with a campaign themed “Let’s Unite to End the War on Women’s Bodies: Her life, her body, her choice” to Promote Knowledge of the Maputo Protocol for the Protection of Women’s Rights in Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria.
The campaign is to raise public awareness and enhance the visibility of, and dialogue on the utilization to end Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and promote Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of the Maputo Protocol (Articles 4 and 14).
We are calling on all well meaning Nigerians in relevant quarters to support the campaign via our social media channels @wrapang with the hashtag #herbodyrights to participate in the campaign and join voices in creating an enabling society for Women and Girls.
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