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Our Advocacy Visit to Cross River State

Our Advocacy Visit to Cross River State
May 10, 2024 STER

6 months after implementing our third phase of the #PassVAPPAct in Plateau State, our next stop was Cross River State. In a bid to combat gender-based violence and promote the effective implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law, we embarked on a 3-day advocacy visit there. The visit took place from the 15th to the 19th of April 2024 and we sensitised community stakeholders about an upcoming capacity-building training program.

During the visit, we engaged with stakeholders from government agencies and civil society organisations. These interactions were pivotal in building collaborations and partnerships to drive the effective implementation of the VAPP law in the state.

Key highlights of our advocacy visit included meetings with influential figures such as the Commissioner for Youth and Development, the Ministry of Women Affairs, the Commissioner of Police, NSCDC officials, NAPTIP representatives, the Human Rights Commission, the Commissioner of Education, the Ministry of Health, FIDA, the Office of the Deputy Governor and GPI (Girls Power Initiative). These engagements underscored the shared commitment towards ending sexual and gender-based violence and ensuring justice for survivors.

The advocacy visit laid a solid foundation for future collaborations, knowledge sharing, and capacity-building initiatives. STER’s commitment to empowering communities, raising awareness about the VAPP law and advocating for the rights and safety of individuals was evident throughout the visit.

READ ALSO: https://standtoendrape.org/?portfolio=vapp-law-implementation-in-plateau-state

As we continue on our mission to end sexual violence and promote a culture of respect and equality, the advocacy visit to Cross River State stands as a continuation of our unwavering dedication to creating a safer Nigeria.

Stay tuned for more updates on our impactful capacity-building and community sensitisation activities as we progress towards a violence-free future in Nigeria and beyond.



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