Monday, March 10, 2014

Enugu State Association Washington DC Domestic Violence Fundraiser

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On May 17th, 2014, the Enugu State Association (ESA), Wash DC branch, will be having a Fundraiser Gala to increase awareness to the issue of domestic violence and abuse  of women in Nigeria and more specifically, Enugu State, Nigeria. In addition to raising this  awareness, the major  goal of the fundraiser is to provide financial recourses that will improve the overall quality of life of the  battered, widowed and disenfranchised women that are currently living and utilizing the services of a WACOL ran Woman's shelter currently located in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.

The ESA is partnering with  WACOL, (Women’s Aid Collective ),  in carrying out their mission of providing free shelter , to job training,  dispute resolution, advocacy, free legal and financial aid for battered women and their children. Most of these local impoverished women and their  children have suffered  human rights violations and require  intra familial conflict resolutions. The Founding Director of Women Aid Collective, Dr Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, will also be in attendance at the Enugu Day fundraiser, and will speak at the event.

"Domestic violence can never be eliminated from society unless society refuses to tolerate it. This will require an internal change in the basic nature of society world over, beginning with the recognition of the worth of every human being as an individual. We are doing this for the future and current generations. For our daughters, our sisters, our cousins, and women in general.  Let them know that there are men out there who care about them and love them and are wholly against all forms of domestic violence." Mr. Paul Anuigo, President of Enugu State Association Washington DC.

Besides the amazing Dr. Joy Ezeilo, founding Director of WACO, Chief/Dr. Ifesinachi Ugwuonye, a philanthropist and Founder and CEO of Sinachi Foundation that provides scholarships for underprivileged girls in Nigeria. will also be speaking at the event.

"This is going to be a very epic night for all who attend," said Harrison Nwozo, ESA, PRO  "the icing on the cake is the fact that our lovely wives, aunties, sisters of Enugu State will be putting on an amazing  Enugu Women's Traditional Dance!

Below are the details of the fundraising gala:
Enugu State Gala and Fundraising Night
Date: Saturday, May 17th 2014
Venue: Hampton Conference Center
207 West Hampton Place
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Time:            9pm - 3am
Donation:    Couples $50, Single attendees, $30.
Contact for sponsors, vendors, brochure  advertisers, media, etc.
Paul Anuigo, 240-552-5966 ,
Harrison "Harry Baba" Nwozo ,  Jr., 301-793-6430,

1 comment:

  1. Tanx for dis event but would ve loved if its here in a victime of domestic abuse.


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