MARS-V to Host Summit on Rape, Gender-based Violence

MARS-V to Host Summit on Rape, Gender-based Violence

Nasir El-Rufai

Mary Nnah

The Motion In opposition to Rape and Sexual Violence (MARS-V) Initiative is about to host a digital summit on Saturday, June 27, 2020 by 10.00am, to handle these points on rape circumstances, gender-based violence (GBV) as properly educate most people on the roles people and organisations can play in curbing this vile act and making a safer setting for Nigerians.

The webinar titled, “Ending the Tradition of Impunity in Circumstances of Rape and Gender Based mostly Violence”, will function panellists from varied fields who will likely be specializing in subjects equivalent to: “Talking By The Lens”, “Why the Legal guidelines must be modified to excessive legal guidelines/punishments on confirmed rape and in addition harsher on different types of GBV”, “The tradition of silence and impunity of the perpetrators that go along with it”, “Obstacles to Invoking change in Gender-based Legal guidelines” and “From the angle of a Physician and Gynecologist – Well being dangers and results of rape on the survivors”.

Different subjects to be mentioned will likely be based mostly on, “Explaining the Wholistic Authorized View of Rape and GBV”, “Emphasizing the Position of Girls in combating Rape & GBV”, “The position of journalism in creating secure areas for breaking the barrier of silence”, “Emphasizing the Key Position Of NGOs in Addressing Rape and GBV” and “Redefining and Strengthening our present Rape Legal guidelines, the sustainable means to finish rape circumstances in Nigeria”.

The Visitor Speaker for the dialogue will likely be Governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency, Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, whereas the honorable audio system on the digital summit embrace: Founder, Psychological Well being Coach and Advocate at She Writes Lady, Hauwa Ojeifo; Spouse Of The Governor Kaduna State and UNFPA Ambassador On Fistula, H.E. Aisha-Ummi Garba El-Rufai and First Woman of Kebbi State, Paediatric Marketing consultant & Baby’s Proper Advocate, H.E. Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu.

Others to talk on the occasion embrace: First Woman Of Niger State, Marketing consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, H.E. Dr. Amina Abubakar Sani Bello; Marketing consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology & Founder – Girls At Danger Worldwide Basis (WARIF), Dr. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru; Ambassador Sixtus Obinna Nwoke Convened African Indigenous Heart For Sustainable Growth Objectives; Rafat Salami, Writer At VON; Honorable Minister Girls Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen; Barrister Amaka Ogundipe Esq. and Dame Julie Okah-Donli, Director Normal NAPTIP.

It’s no information that there was an enormous improve within the variety of rape circumstances and gender-based violence over the previous few years. The convention organisers are of the opinion that if we need to see nice change and enchancment, we have to deliver to fore, the areas the place we are able to contribute in combating these points, whereas actively working intently with regulation makers to create legal guidelines that make sure the severest of punishments for these crimes and in addition guarantee justice, safety and stigma-free environments for survivors.

“One of many functions of punishment is to discourage subsequent and meant perpetrators of such crimes for which the punishment is being meted out for and till we get the legal guidelines modified to use excessive authorized punishment for rape, Sexual predators and rape perpetrators will proceed to destroy folks’s lives with none critical penalties”, H.E. Aisha-Ummi Garba El-Rufai, acknowledged.

The dialog will likely be moderated by famend TV Host & Producer, Vimbai Mutinhiri-Ekpeyong. particular person can hook up with the zoom initation hyperlink