The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP, has kicked off this year’s campaign against Gender-Based Violence with a road walk in Abuja.
The 16-day campaign on the international day for elimination of Violence against women and girls is an annual event aimed at addressing the menace of violence against women and girls across the globe.
The road walk which commenced at the centre for Arts and Culture, Area 10 Abuja was led by the Director General of NAPTIP, Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi.
Addressing journalists after the Road walk, the Director General of NAPTIP explained that the event was to create awareness on the need for citizens to always speak against Sexual and Gender-based violence.
Dr Fatima Waziri-Azi appealed to Nigerians to expose the perpetrators of violence against women and the girl-child.
The Director General also vowed to arrest and ensure the prosecution of Perpetrators of the heinous crime as well as provide rehabilitation and support for the victims of sexual and gender-based violence in the country.
Reporting by Tanimu Salihu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade & Tersoo Nicholas