The fight against gender-based violence has gained severe responses from international and local organizations in the world. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was the outcome of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, UN Resolution 1325 (2000), UN Resolution 1820 (2008), Resolutions 1888 & 1889 (2009), UNSC Resolution 1960 (2010) and Resolution 2106 (2013).
These documents and agreements are to ensure that women rights are protected.
While some argue that gender equality is Utopian, gender equity puts more resources where the problem is.
November 25th marked the international day to end violence against women and girls. It is followed by 16 days of activism that calls on everyone to join in the fight to end violence against women and girls also known as the “Orange the world” campaign.
In response to this declaration, Her Dear Diary Initiative HDDI has undertaken some activities to push and support the campaign with call to actions and awareness sensitization. One of such is this podcast release to draw people’s attention to the plight of the victimized girl child.
The fight for the right of the girl child isn’t an individual endeavor. Collective responsibility achieves more faster, and leaves our society with the opportunity to mainstream gender into sustainable development processes.
Visit and follow Her Dear Diary Initiative HDDI social media platforms and find out more about what they are doing in this period of 16 days of activism.
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Narrator: Anre John
Voice: Kwallat Miapyen
Script: Umar Jimeta