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Group To Sensitize Media On Violence Against Women, Girls With Disabilities

Group To Sensitize Media On Violence Against Women, Girls With Disabilities
By AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE, Abuja


Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC) has said it plans to sensitize
the media practitioners on the issue of violence against women and girls
with disabilities and to facilitate their inclusion in the development
agenda of the nation.

In a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Executive Director, DRAC,
Irene Patrick-Ogbogu, the group said the issue of human rights of Persons
with Disabilities (PWDs) in Nigeria can no longer be overlooked.

She stated that the non-profit organisation is currently implementing the
Zero Tolerance Advocacy Project (ZTAP) with support from
Christoffel-Blinden Mission (cbm) aimed at eliminating violence against
women and girls with disabilities in Nigeria, with the Federal Capital
Territory (FCT) as a pilot site. The project became necessary because the
incidence of violence against women with disabilities has been on the
increase in recent times and is grossly under reported.

“Research carried out has shown that the media has a great role to play in
educating the public on issues around gender and disability based violence
and in challenging/changing negative attitudes and stereotypes especially
as it pertains to women and girls with disabilities,” she said.

She noted that the August 16, 2017 event is to also share the vision for
the Zero Tolerance Advocacy Project with the media to ensure their buy-in,
support and commitment to ending violence against women and girls with
disabilities.


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