VAPP Act: FIDA Nigeria Seek Effective Implementation

FIDA Participants at the Stakeholders meeting

FIDA Nigeria on Thursday 28th June, 2018 held a National Stakeholders workshop on the Effective Implementation of the Violence against Persons Prohibition(VAPP) Act in Abuja and its equivalent in Lagos with the theme: “VAPP Act 2015; the journey so far and the way forward”.

The Stakeholders converged to review the challenges hindering the effective implementation of VAPP Act and also come up with innovative strategies, specific roles, and actions for each stakeholders to ensure full implementation of the Act.

The workshop had in attendance over a hundred stakeholders representing several government/non-governmental organizations including National Human Rights Commission, National Orientation Agency, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Project (ROLAC) by the British Council, Disability Rights Advocacy Centre, Population Council, Federal Ministry of Justice, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Lawyers Alert, IPAS, Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), Abuja Association of the Deaf Women Wing (AADWW), Legislative Advocacy Coalition for Violence Against Women (LACVAW).

Image may contain: 6 people, people sitting and indoorOthers are; the National Assembly, Deaf Inclusion Program, Deaf Women Association of Nigeria, The Nigerian National Association of the Deaf, Women Rights Advocacy and Protection Agency (WRAPA), Sexual Orientation Awareness Reconciliation Initiative, Girl Effect, Gender Technical Unit of the National Assembly, Education as a Vaccine, Association for the Advancement of Family Planning, Civil Resource Development and Documentation Center (CIRDDOC)/National Coalition on Affirmative Action, FCT Domestic Violence Response Team, Search for Common Ground/ National Demographic Institute, Equity Advocates, FCT Sexual Gender Based Violence – Social Development Secretariat, Globet Foundation, Society for Family Health, and FIDA Abuja, Anambra, Oyo, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Lagos, Ekiti and Rivers Branches.

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