Nigeria Girls’ Guide Association Holds Sensitization Programme On Elimination Of Violence Against Women, Girls

Nigeria Girls’ Guide Association Holds Sensitization Programme On Elimination Of Violence Against Women, Girls

The Nigeria Girls’ Guide Association, Anambra State Chapter has flagged off its sensitization programme on elimination of violence against women and girls.

The campaign, which took place in Awka, was aimed at publicizing the dangers of violence against women and girls to the society, its consequences on both physical and mental health, among others.

Blessing Dennis reports that Girls’ Guide Association, founded by the late Lord Robert Powell in 1910, is a voluntary organization made up of females of all age groups.

Speaking shortly after the programme, the Anambra State Commissioner, Girls’ Guides, Lady Charity Eze said that the main aim of the sensitization was to educate women about violence like rape, sexual violence, forced marriage, abortion, slavery, women trafficking, among numerous others.

Lady charity noted that the girl child is taught to raise her voice to proclaim values of lifestyle of an individual.

Also speaking, the Assistant Commissioner of Girl Guides, Lady Ekene Njelita said as the world celebrates a century of guiding in Nigeria, Girl Guides all over Nigeria simultaneously converged on their various states for a weeklong program of activities to say no to any form of domestic violence and hard drugs.

Contributing, the President, Girl Guides, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Chapter, Miss Jessica Chineyereugo, who noted that their orange attire signifies peace to the world, urged women and girls to abstain totally from violence.

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