16 Days of Activism (2022)

25th November to 10th December, 2022

Day 1: Orange the World
UNiTE Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls
#FLAGS girls preventing, responding and referring to GBV at the communities

Day 2: 16 Days Of Activism Against GBV
TCF held a dialogue session with critical stakeholders to announce activities on the UNTF To End Violence Against Women and Girls funded project Flash Light Actions On Girls Safety (FLAGS) within the period. In attendance at the event were project participants, Representative of Federal Ministry Of Women Affairs, FCT Police Gender Desk Officer , Child Protection Network Focal Person , Director Health Bwari Area Council, FCT Department Of Mass Education ,100 Women Lobby Group and the Press.

Day 3: Orange the world
#FLAGS girls preventing, responding & referring to GBV at the communities.

Day 4: Orange the World
Stakeholders , TCF Board of Trustees, FLAGS girls and team UNiTE to End Violence against Women and Girls
#FLAGS girls preventing, responding & referring to GBV at the communities

Day 5: TCF Flags Off 16 Days Of Activism

Tabitha Cumi Foundation flagged off activities for the 16 Days of Activism 2022 with theme: “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls.”.
Good will messages were delivered by stakeholders and panel sessions which had in engagement GBV multi -sectoral service providers, community leaders ,FLAGS facilitators and project beneficiaries were conducted on the topics of community accountability in addressing GBV, addressing GBV prevention and response mechanisms, and the realities and experiences of adolescent girls in the community reporting gender-based violence on FLAGS were treated respectively this made the event highly participatory as panelists spoke from their wealth of practical experience.

The Unity Wall, memorabilia of this year’s theme and the importance of collaborative efforts to fight GBV was launched by the ED of TCF and pledges to unite in the fight against GBV were signed by stakeholders present. The event was well attended by TCF trustees, stakeholders from Federal Ministries of Women Affairs and Health, Awyetu SARC Center, FIDA, Medical Women Association, FCT Police Gender Desk, FCT Department for Mass Education, 100 Women Lobby Group/ Change Managers International, Child Protection Network, Community leaders, FLAGS project beneficiaries and TCF team.

Day 6: Orange the world

16 Days of Activism Awareness Walk.
Tabitha Cumi Foundation joined the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), FCT Social Development Secretariat, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) and other Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of Government in the FCT in an awareness walk in the fight against Gender Based Violence as part of her effort to unite activism against GBV to mark activities lined up for 16 Days of Activism 2022.

The awareness walk took off from Social Development Secretariat office at Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture, Area 10 Abuja and terminated at the Unity Fountain at the Central Business District where the Director General of NAPTIP, Dr Fatima Waziri – Azi, addressed participants. The walk, which was very colorful, witnessed a very large turnout of participants.

We at Tabitha Cumi Foundation pledge to continue to *UNITE* with stakeholders to *prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence against women and girls.*
#FLAGS girls preventing, responding & referring to GBV at the communities

Day 7: Orange the world
TCF team joined the 100 Women Lobby Group in the town hall meeting on sensitization of Women at the Grassroots for election participation and process through prevention, response and referrals of GBV to multisectoral service.

*Vote against GBV*

Day 8: Orange the world

Community Sensitization
Tabitha Cumi Foundation hosted a community sensitization exercise at New Nyanya community in Nasarawa State as part of activities lined up to mark the 16 Days of Activism. The exercise which took place at the Chief’s palace, had in attendance, members of the Chief’s cabinet/Chief’s advisers, community members young and old, youth leaders, Mama Yara, Amintacces and beneficiaries on the FLAGS project. The objective of the meeting was to enlighten community members on their rights as stated in the VAPP Act and on the importance of speaking out against Sexual and Gender Based Violence. The Do No Harm Pledge was taken by all present and TCF GBV helpline was disseminated.

Harm to one girl is harm to all girls say NO to Gender Based Violence in our communities.
#FLAGS girls preventing, responding & referring to GBV at the communities

Day 9
Education is key to preventing GBV . Let’s UNITE to speak with girls about GBV , teach them response mechanisms and referral pathways .
#FLAGS girls preventing, responding and referring to GBV at the communities.

Day 10
FLAGS deploys the use of girl friendly easy to read learning materials with Infographics developed by relevant stakeholders to teach marginalized learners their rights , VAPP act & give them a better understanding of preventing & responding to GBV.
#FLAGS girls preventing, responding and referring to GBV at the communities.

Day 11
Team TCF UNiTE with FLAGS Amintacces and Mama-Yaras (community Facilitators) to amplify girl-centered approach to fighting GBV.
Together, we can shield our girls from GBV.
FLAGS girls preventing, responding and referring to GBV at the communities.

Day 12: Orange the world
As part of our core strategy to end GBV at the grassroot, ensure active participation and sustainability, today we had a follow up meeting with the Community Action Committee in Mpape community at the Chief’s palace to have a better understanding of their roles in supporting girls to prevent, respond and refer GBV.
Funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

Day 13: Orange the world
As part of the 16days of Activism, team TCF sensitised men and boys on toxic masculinity to prevent GBV, and provide support for girls to respond, refer and seek justice for GBV.

Day 14: Orange the world
TCF joined the Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) team in the commemoration of the 16days of Activism.
As one of the panelists, Nendi Ohah spoke on TCF’s core strategies on prevention of Sexual Gender Based Violence in Nigeria.

Day 15: Orange the world
TCF team joined the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, the UN Women Nigeria and UNTF Grantees in Nigeria in a virtual meeting to dialogue on how to amplify civil society’s voices and promote strong civil society organizations and autonomous women’s movements.
UNTF Nigeria Grantees UNiTE to fight GBV!

Day 16: Orange the world
As one one of its activities for the commemoration of the 16days of Activism, the representative from Ministry of Education Mrs Akinrinlola Morenike DD (PPP /NGOs) paid a courtesy visit to TCF and signed the Unity wall.

We ended the 16days of Activism of sustained awareness campaign on the fight against GBV with the unity walk with other CSOs.

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