16 Days of Activism
25th of November – 10th December 2021
Tabitha Cumi Foundation hosted a series of activities to mark the United Nations (UN) 16 Days of Activism 2021 with the theme: Orange the World; End Violence Against Women and Girls Now.
To flag off the 16 days of activism, Tabitha Cumi Foundation held a dialogue session with critical stakeholders to announce activities for the 16days.
On day 2, TCF joined other CSO’s at a rally organized by the FCT Social Development Secretariat to create awareness on GBV. The Social Development Secretariat amongst other services to support survivors of GBV, runs a reliable shelter for safe keeping of survivors who need to be separated from perpetrators.
On day 3 of the 16days of activism, Flashlight Actions on Girls Safety (FLAGS) Program Manager Nendi Ohah visited a radio house Capital FM 92.9 where she featured on a program titled “Street Children” with Barrister Zainab to create awareness on prevention and response to GBV.
TCF team also paid an advocacy visit to the Awyetu Sexual Assault Referral Center in Bwari General Hospital Abuja which is the only center in the FCT that conducts free treatment for GBV survivors. The team, which was warmly welcomed by the hospital management, met with Dr. Anate Abdullahi (FWACS) the Medical Director of Bwari General Hospital, and Mrs. Atinuke Shittu, the matron in charge of the SARC (Sexual Assault Referrals Center) who conducted them round the center with the aim of partnering with the Centre to support marginalized adolescent girls on the FLAGS projects.
On the 30th of November, the TCF team also paid an advocacy visit to Mpape Community to conduct a focal group discussion on positive masculinity with men and boys to garner community support for marginalized adolescent girls on the FLAGS Project. The Community Action Committee (CAC) was inaugurated and the “Do No Harm” pledge was taken by all present.
On the 2nd of December, the TCF team were in Masaka community for Community Sensitization of women and girls on mother’s role in Ending Gender-Based Violence and to sensitize girls on GBV referral pathways. The Community Action Committee (CAC) was inaugurated and the ‘Do No Harm’ pledge was taken in preventing and responding to GBV in the community.
On Day 11 of the 16days of Activism, TCF team conducted a community sensitization of women and girls in Jibi community on the mothers’ roles in Ending Gender-Based Violence. Emphasizing that: We ALL have our parts to play to End Violence against women and girls.
On day 12, The TCF team went on an advocacy visit to Jikwoyi Community, they met with Faith and Traditional leaders urging them to join hands and collectively work towards Ending GBV as well as linking survivors to the right referral pathways.
As activity for day 14 of the 16 days of activism, TCF team paid advocacy visit to FIDA Nasarawa State chapter to highlight different activities that FLAGS is conducting for 16days and to seek for continuous collaboration to End Violence against Women and Girls. In attendance were Barr. Rabbi Addra, Barr. Halima Abubakar, Barr Grace Attah, Barr Sakinat Sanusi, Barr. Fatima Ahmad Abubakar, Barr, Onome Shafa’atu Umar and the TCF team.