By Simdi Gloria:-
To mark the closing ceremony of the 2020 #16daysofactivism against Gender-Based Violence, GBV, the Benue state first lady, Dr Eunice Ortom led participants in an awareness walk in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The First Lady led participants through major streets of the town and stopped the walk at Benue Hotels where a dissemination meeting was held.
Mrs Ortom Speaking at the dissemination meeting, cautioned that the people must not take the end of the #16daysofactivism period as the end of the fight against GBV.
She said, “This is rather the time to build on the observations and experiences of the period in order to be more determined and committed to ending GBV in Benue State.”
Activities of the last 16 days were evaluated and analysed and suggestions aimed at seeking effective ways of curbing GBV were deliberated.
Participants at the events included the wife of the Deputy Governor, Justice Mary Abounu, wives of the State Assembly members and those of the State Executive Council.
Others were Local Government Council Chairmen and their Spouses, Religious Leaders, Wives of Traditional Rulers, Development Partners, the Civil Society and Youth Organizations as well as other Stakeholders.
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