Think! Join the campaign against gender violence in Nigeria


(25 November – 10 December, 2011)

This year, a series of alarming high profile incidences such as the UN Bombing, Boko Haram, election violence and the continuing conflict in the Niger Delta and the northern part of the country led us to ask questions about ‘where we are going as a Nation’.

 Specifically, incidences regarding violence against women and girls in certain places have caused us to ask if indeed we are safe in our own homes. Incidences such as the vicious killing of ‘Titi’ by her husband to the brutal rape of young women in Abia, Kano, Edo and Lagos cause us to question if indeed this government is concerned with promoting and protecting the rights of women and girls in Nigeria.


As part of the international campaign against gender violence, a few organisations are hosting various activities to continue the conversation around this critical issue. Some are listed below.



#1 – 11/25 (Fri)International Day Against Violence Against Women 

Public Presentation of:

ABUSED: Violence Against Women in South West Nigeria

The publication documents women’s fear and actual experiences of violence; the impact of the crime on their lives; and their perception of the criminal justice system.

VENUE: De Ritz Hotel

9B Isaac John St, GRA Ikeja


TIME: 10 am – 1pm

SPECIAL GUESTS: Minister for Youth Development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi and Country Rep of UN Women, Ms Grace Ongile.
CHAIRPERSON: Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Pastor Ituah Ighodalo




Project Alert on Violence Against Women

(Project Alert)

234-1-8209387; 08052004698; 08180091072
[email protected]; [email protected]

#2 – 11/26(Sat)Readings and Discussions from V-Monologues: The Nigerian StoryKIND Center

4 pm

LagosKudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND)42/46 Moshood Abiola Crescent

Ikeja, Lagos

01 817 9398

#5 – 11/29(Tues)International Women Human Rights Defenders Day  
#7 – 12/1(Thur)World AIDS Day Nationwide 
#10 – 12/4(Sun)Amaka Igwe Studios presents a Chris Ihidero Film – ‘Big Daddy’{Documentary on rape}

Silverbird Cinemas

Victoria Island, Lagos

Red Carpet – 5 pm

Strictly by invitation


Special Guest:

Mrs Bunmi Dipo-Salami

Special Adviser to the Ekiti State Governor on Planning and Millennium Development Goals. Former Senior Programme Officer at Baobab.



Princess Olufemi-Kayode, ED, Media Concern Initiative – for Women & Children

Ms Kate Ibeanusi, Senior Programme Officer, Project Alert


 For more information, send an email to:[email protected]
#11 – 12/5(Mon)White Ribbon Conference: Nigerian Youth & The Rape ChallengeLadi Kwali Hall

Sheraton Hotel, Abuja

9:30 am


Partners: Police Affairs, Ministry of Women Affairs, Federal House of Representatives

#14 – 12/8(Thur)Media Forum[An interactive session with stakeholders and members of the press for open discourse on the present state of sexual violence; how government’s disposition influences response; addressing societal perception and its impact on victims’ accessibility to existing support; the public health dimension (HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, VVF, maternal mortality, STIs, unsafe abortion, suicide, substance abuse, circle of abuse, high risk sexual behavior, etc.); low conviction rates and striking out of cases without exhausting every available means; lack of skilled personnel at every level particularly for first responders, etc.]


MediaCon’s Sexual Violence and Resource Center

10 am

LagosMEDIA CONCERN INITIATIVE – for Women & ChildrenMediaCon’s Sexual Violence and Resource Center

15A Bolodeoku Crescent, Dideolu Estate

Ijaye Road, Ogba, Ikeja

[email protected]

#15 – 12/9(Sat)An Interactive Workshop on The Ills of Domestic Violence & Abuse (from the female and male perspective) 

9:30 – 12 noon

Unity Centre

28b Isaac John Street

GRA Ikeja


[email protected]

+234 803 395 1460; 0803 517 8275


#16 – 12/10(Sat)International Human Rights Day 


Lagos – Asaba Road

9 am


Readings & Discussion from V-Monologues: The Nigerian Story

KIND Center

4 pm


Agbor, Delta






Delta Women

[email protected]


Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND)

42/46 Moshood Abiola Crescent

Ikeja, Lagos

01 817 9398


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