Human Rights Commission Campaign Against Gender Based Violence

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

This is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

In support of this civil society initiative,the national human rights commission calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations.

According to the National Coordinator, Mr Oluwaponmile Sodeinde said the 16days of activism against gender violence is to sensitize the populace of Ogun State.

"The theme for this year is "Orange the world: End violence against women and girls" those are the weaker people in the society and they suffer more in this violence.

He urged the State government to finance the commission so as to do a lot of sensitization for the people.

 "A lot of times we need to do sensitization and there's no money to back this sensitization, sometimes we want to go on media and it requires money, 

"We would ask the government, especially his Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun, to help is in this regard we also want to partner with the government in the area of prosecution

"The position of the law is clear when it's comes to rapist, what the Court decide is not for you and I think the minimum supposed to be 14 years jail term for anybody who is found guilty .

"I will not say the judiciary are not doing enough, because of the shortage of man power sometimes the matter goes on to 5years , because there are no enough judges or there are no specialize court to take care of rape and violence against women " he affairmed.


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