Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Stephanie Linus Campaigns To Stop Violence Against Women In Elections [Photos]
Nollywood actress, producer and director Stephanie Linus was yesterday announced as the Ambassador for the ‘Stop Violence Against Women In Elections’ Campaign. This project is funded by the USAID, and is an initiative of the NDI in partnership with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). Her formal presentation as an ambassador took place yesterday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, photos below...
Stop-VAWIE (Violence Against Women In Elections) Campaign is a project that seeks to create public awareness on various forms of violence against women before, during and after elections in Nigeria, which often militates their active participation in the electoral process.
Ahead of the Kogi and Bayelsa gubernatorial elections, Stephanie as an ambassador will create awareness around the project and elicit the support of different segments of society to report cases of violence against women and bring an end to the menace.
The presentation event was attended by the Acting INEC Chairman Hajiya Amina Zakari, the former Deputy Governor of Plateau state Mrs Pauline Tallen, the NDI Country Director Jasper Veen, the Team Leader of Democracy and Governance USAID Blair King, a representative of the Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase amongst others.
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