As part of efforts aimed at strengthening traditional justice systems to combat Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Abiodun Essiet Initiative for Girls has put together yet another strategic awareness campaign on mitigating the menace, to hundreds of indigenous students and persons with disabilities.
Speaking at the event, AEIG Founder, Abiodun Essiet, disclosed that protection officers from NAPTIP and Nigeria Correctional Service officers, shared their contact detail with some of the Ambassadors so that even during their long holidays they will help break the culture of silence, by reporting accordingly on any form of violence that is happening within their community and sphere
On her part, AEIG Executive Director, Mayowa Akpati, disclosed that the Organisation has reached over a thousand students and raised about thirty anti- SGBV ambassadors in these schools to become change agents not only in their schools, but also in their respective communities and the world at large.
Also speaking, AMAC Desk Officer, Nigeria Correctional Service Grace Okpor, described the engagement of youth on SGBV issues as a critical step by the organisation
SGBV Ambassador, Ezekiel Josiah, a student of GSS Gwagwalada, through the assistance of AEIG said they have learnt so much about the menace and how to help tackle it within the school environment.