NGOSI: WeWe Network Afrique, FAAN collaborate on SGBV, Domestic violence advocacy

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‘NGOSI’, an exclusive exhibition to raise awareness on SGBV (sexual & gender-based violence) was unveiled on Thursday 6th of August 2020 at Nest One Hub, Wuye, FCT Abuja where Mrs Chinze Ojobo, the President, Female Artists Association Of Nigeria was the host. It will interest you to know that she is a therapeutic artist and has worked with various ranging artist globally.

The Event began at about 4pm with registration of invited guests.

It was a moment filled with immeasurable emotions with faces yearning to ask and know the pains and triumph in the arrays of graphical expressions displayed at the NSIBIDI art gallery.

The exclusive viewing of ‘NGOSI’ the documentary raising awareness on SGBV resumed by 5pm in sessions as organizers were conscious and adhered strictly to COVID-19 protocols at events. Ms Adaora Onyechere the Executive Director, WeWe Network Afrique and facilitator of the event was on hand with the opener as she welcomed the guests with a warm introduction on the documentary.

Some of the invited guest present at the exhibition were; His Excellency Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha, the former governor of Imo state who was the Special Guest Of Honor & Art Reviewer of the day, the Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficing in Persons(NAPTIP), Barr(Mrs) Julie Okah-Donli, the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission(NHRC), Tony Ojukwu, FCT Gender Based Violence team, Representative of Honorable Minister for foreign affairs, Mr Godwin Umoren, Representative of the Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture and a host of others.

Guests were thrilled by the emphatic spoken words from Bash Amunei and Bukar Al-Islam reflecting on the pains of victims and survivors while charging listeners to arise and end the scourge of SGBV.

There were goodwill messages from the DG, NAPTIP Julie Okah-Donli, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, and the DG, NHRC, Tony Ojukwu was focused on urging Nigerians to be more proactive on various sexual gender-based violence issues than waiting for the evil to happen while charging security operatives to adopt more professional means of investigation when victims report rape cases or domestic violence.

The DG, NAPTIP, urged parents to pay more attention to their children or wards and those they decide to leave them with while on going about other activities.

The event ended with vote of thanks from Mrs Chinze Ojobo the President, Female Artists Association Of Nigeria and the immediate past President, Ngozi Akande stating the need for a collective goal and direction on the fight against SGBV closing remarks from the moderatror, Adaora Onyechere and media paparazzi shutdown the curtains.

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