2019: NGO Host Journalists in Kaduna on Prevention Of Election Violence

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By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – A Nongovernmental Organization, Center for Media Advocacy for Mother and Child, (CAMAC), will on Tuesday host journalists in Kaduna on the effects of election violence on women and children.

Executive Director of CAMAC, Alex Uangbaoje, informed that the organization is focused on promoting and advocating for the survival of women and children in Nigeria, especially in the areas of health, education, rights, protection and development.

According to him, elections in Nigeria is known to be very tough and violent, which has led to number of deaths, hence, the need for dialogue with newsmen to discuss and proffer solutions that could help government and the public in tracking issues that may result to violence in the upcoming general elections.

“Research has shown that women and children are the most affected groups in any violence, therefore, the dialogue will be focused on how women and children could be protected before, during and after elections.

“The presentation will look at previous elections violence in Nigeria, particularly in Kaduna State, and it effects on women and children, to enable participants proffer solutions that could prevent reoccurrence in the upcoming general elections,” he said.

The programme with a theme: “Protecting the interest of Women and Children against election violence”, will have the Founder of Zamani Foundation, Mrs. Talatu Zamani-Henry as the lead paper presenter.

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