Gombe NAWOJ Marks the 16 Days Activism Against GBV.


The Gombe State Council of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has added its voice in calling for more actions towards ensuring that women in all their diversity live free of violence of any kind.

This is contained in a statement signed by the NAWOJ state chairperson Bome Aaron Samutar in commemoration of the 2023 United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence with the theme “Invest to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls”.

It noted that the health impacts of violence can last a lifetime, affecting physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health of the survivors, thereby affecting the entire society negatively.

The statement insisted that all stakeholders must support the campaign so as to increase awareness, galvanise advocacy efforts and share knowledge and innovations to help end all types of violence against women and girls.

NAWOJ appreciated effort of the state government for passing the Violence Against People’s Prohibition (VAPP) and the Child Right Laws in the state, noting that their effective implementation will guarantee the safety of people of the state irrespective of gender differences.

While applauding the roles of security operatives, Civil Society Organisations ,Healthworkers, the media and all social workers for being active against Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the State, NAWOJ stressed the need for an enhanced safety of women and girls being the most vulnerable.

It also harped on the need to listen closely to cry of the survivors of SGBV with empathy and without judgement and to connect them with additional services.


Bome Aaron Samutar
Chairperson, Gombe NAWOJ

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