The Center for Gender Studies, University of Benin joins the rest of the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2022.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today and remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.
Violence against women continues to be an obstacle to achieving equality, development, peace as well as to the fulfillment of women and girls’ human rights.
The launch of the UNiTE campaign, an initiative of 16 days of activism by the UN this year aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls around the world, calling for global action to increase awareness, promote advocacy and create opportunities for discussion on challenges and solutions.
In furtherance of our objective on interventions and advocacy we wish to raise awareness through a public enlightenment programme at Uselu Market.
It is our expectation as a Centre that all forms of Violence against Women and Girls within the University of Benin community be completely eliminated in order to achieve the sustainable development goals.
We can all act to empower survivors, reduce and prevent violence against women and girls, and protect women’s rights.
Prof. Adefunke T. Adekunle
Director, Centre for Gender Studies.