JDPC Onitsha marked UN World Day for elimination of violence against women & girls. The theme for 2020 was "Orange the world: fund, respond, prevent, collect. We identified violence against women to include rape (include marital rape), battering, forced marriage, street harassment, stalking, cyber- harassment, human trafficking, child marriage, child abuse, domestic violence, acid throwing, reproduction coercion, forced abortion, forced prostitution, obstetric violence, prenatal selection and female genital mutilation. The Covid 19 pandemic aggravated women violence as some testified by their reports. JDPC Onitsha supports the call by the UN Secretary -General`s UNiTE to End violence against women campaign, a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women & girls, will focus on amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls.
To support and rehabilitate survivors of violence against women & girls
The neighborhood watch is important and all hands should be on deck to fight gender base violence. The victims of violence should not be blamed but the perpetrators should be responsible for their crimes.