WRAPA Holds Project Inception Meeting of the ‘Advancing Women’s Legal Rights: Strengthening State Accountability and Community Action to Address Gender-Based Violence in Adamawa and Kano States’ Project, under the RoLAC Programme
The Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), held the inception meeting of the ‘Advancing Women’s Legal Rights: Strengthening State Accountability and Community Action to Address Gender-Based Violence in Adamawa and Kano States’ project, on the 10th of April, 2019. This project is under the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC) programme by the British Council and funded by the European Union.
The purpose of the inception meeting was to; launch the project in Kano State, and establish project objectives and communicate project timelines, build a strong foundation for the smooth implementation of the project; strengthen the demand and support for the enactment of legislations that respond to the need for the protection of women, girls and all vulnerable persons from discrimination and all forms of gender based violence. A review committee was also set up to identify the gaps in the Penal Code, with specific sections that should be enhanced.
Present at this meeting were members of the WRAPA/RoLAC project team, and key stakeholders of the project that include;Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Legal Aid Council, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Hisbah Commission, Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoW), Child Protection Network (CPN), Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI), Coalition Against Rape and Violence (CARAV), National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Sexual Assault Reform Centre (SARC), Kano State Civil Society Forum, Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).