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[16days_discussion] WRAPA Nigeria launches GBV Documentary

WRAPA Raising her Voice wraparhvprj at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 29 07:59:18 EST 2011


Dear Friends,

Greetings from Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) Nigeria.

WRAPA is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non religious membership organization. Our goal in WRAPA is to protect and promote all human rights of women. A major area of activity of WRAPA is the enhancement of access to justice for Nigerian women especially the weak and vulnerable ones whose knowledge of their rights and or whose capacity to seek redress is limited. From 2003 till date, WRAPA under the auspices of Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW) has lobbied and advocated for the passage of a National Integral Law which promotes the rights of women, provides redress for victims punishes perpetrators of violence. The Bill; Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill is currently before Nigeria's National Assembly.

In commemoration of this year's 16 Days of Activism on VAW, WRAPA is taking the campaign to the public. With the effective use of social and traditional media, WRAPA developed a Documentary on Gender Based Violence (GBV) which collects samples of public opinion and views on VAW and GBV issues in Nigeria. The GBV Documentary is aimed at sustaining public awareness and raising the bar of intolerance to GBV in Nigeria. 

On the 10th of December 2011, using the International Human Rights Day as a Policy Moment, WRAPA will be launching and airing the Documentary on Nigeria's National Television Authority (NTA). 

The GBV Documentary will also be posted on WRAPA's website. 

For more information on WRAPA and its activities, please visit- www.wrapanigeria.org 

Best Regards,

Hadeezah
Raising Her Voice (RHV)
Project Coordinator

 
The ‘Raising Her Voice Project’ (RHV) is a portfolio of projects in 17 countries across the world and focuses on improving governance and transparency by recognising and increasing the significant contribution poor women can make to public life and in promoting their own rights. The project employs four approaches to reach its objectives: networking, lobbying and advocacy with poor women activists; working with public/traditional institutions and decision making forums; empowering and building capacity of CSOs. In Africa, RHV project is being implemented in 8 countries including Nigeria with the same goal of strengthening national legislation, adequate budgeting and implementation of the AU Protocol on the Rights of Women through community popularization and advocacy activities. Oxfam GB is supporting Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) to work with the African Union, the Nigerian Government and CSOs in Nigeria to
 ultimately enable the domestication of the Protocol in Nigeria by 2012.


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