Benjamins-Laniyi implored everyone to embrace and participate in the initiative

In the fight against sexual and gender-based violence, FCTA calls for cooperation.

Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi, the mandate secretary for the FCT Women Affairs Secretariat, has issued a rallying cry, urging Nigerians to actively support the Orange the World campaign against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi, FCT Women Affairs Secretariat Mandate Secretary, urges active support for the Orange the World campaign against SGBV
The 16 Days of Activism kickoff rally emphasizes sustained efforts to end sexual and gender-based violence, calling for collective engagement

Sexual and gender-based violence remains a pressing and pervasive issue globally, affecting individuals across various demographics. Nigeria is no exception, and the FCT Women Affairs Secretariat, under the leadership of Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi, recognizes the urgent need for concerted efforts to address and eradicate this menace.

The Orange the World campaign, a global initiative, aims to raise awareness and mobilize support for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. The distinctive orange color represents a bright and optimistic future free from violence. By actively supporting this campaign, Benjamins-Laniyi hopes to draw attention to the pervasive nature of SGBV and inspire collective action to bring about positive change.

Emphasizing that Orange the World 16 Days Activism is not a mere temporary endeavour but a sustained movement, Benjamins-Laniyi implored everyone to embrace and participate in the initiative.

Having participated in a rally alongside Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Barrister Uju Kennedy-Ohaneye, and Senator Ireti Kingibe, the senator representing the FCT, the mandate secretary declared the commencement of the 16 Days of Activism at the Unity Fountain, starting from the Eagles Square.

Benjamins-Laniyi passionately urged collective efforts to bring an end to sexual and gender-based violence, calling on individuals to actively engage in the cause.

Addressing the gathering, Barrister Ebere Efendu, President of the Women in Politics Forum (WIPF), stressed the importance of unity among women across Nigeria. She not only advocated against sexual and domestic violence but also highlighted the need for increased representation of women in government.

This event marks a significant step in the ongoing fight against SGBV, with the FCTA leading the charge and calling for nationwide solidarity to combat these deeply rooted issues.

Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi’s impassioned call for solidarity in the battle against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence is a reminder that the fight against SGBV requires the active involvement of individuals, communities, and institutions. By supporting the Orange the World campaign and participating in the 16 Days of Activism, Nigerians can contribute to the creation of a society where everyone, regardless of gender, can live free from the threat of violence. It is a collective responsibility to build a future where the bright orange hue symbolizes hope, safety, and a world free from the shadows of sexual and gender-based violence.

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