By: Valentine Adese (JP),
A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) has commenced its program at Lamonde Hotel in Jos, the Plateau State capital, Nigeria, to enhance the living standard and to fine-tune ways and mechanisms of protect the rights of women in various communities in Plateau State and Nigeria at large.
Today’s session had the 25 expected participants drawn from various “Women Based” pressure groups existing in Plateau State in attendance.
You would recall that, REALITY had reported that, according to the content of the invitation letters sent to participants, the Organization, which is also a Non-Political and Non-Profit Charitable Organization, is seeking to use the program in Jos, to establish a community to advance and protect the rights of women, as provided for by, “National Laws and Policies, including, Regional and International Treaties and Agreements”.
Madam R. Abwo, who led the opening session told the participants that, WRAPA is supported by Ford Foundation, to implement a Two-Year Project, titled: Strengthening the Voice and Agency of Women and Girls (VAWG) to demand Accountability from Leaders of Culture and Faith”.
At the session today, most participants narrated their experiences after the first training they received from WRAPA last year and the steps they took in their various communities, to address the ugly trend of Women and Girls Violations as they occurred.
The Technical Session was led by, Madam Farida Ibrahim, who gave opportunity for participants’ participation, which included a group assignment.
In an exclusive interview with Madam, Helen Dabub (Mni), she commended WRAPA for the program and the enlightenment it has provided for the participants.
She said, ‘I am happy to be here! WRAPA has further enlightened us, the participants on the Rights of women and girls. And you must know that a lot has been happen in our communities, especially, during the last Covid-19 lockdown. I am happy that, WRAPA has brought us from different organizations dealing with women and girls violations and these issues would be well spread through them”.
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THE PROGRAM CONTINUES TOMORROW.