This year’s international day for women in Jos was organized by CRUDAN Central Zone in collaboration with its members, Christian Women for Excellence and Empowerment in Nigerian Society, CWEENS, and the BIHA Project with a Conference Focusing on ‘Raising community consciousness to curb Gender-Based Violence, GBV’.
The well planned event kicked off in the morning with an IDP Solidarity walk from Zarmaganda Roundabout to CRUDAN Conference Centre at Sabon Bariki.
The event attracts women and the general public from all walks of life coming together to chart a way forward and make a statement for the girl child most especially as it relates to the conference theme which is Raising community consciousness to curb Gender-Based Violence.
Mrs Ruth Dul of CRUDAN welcomed guest at the event in her goodwill message saying the aim of the event is to promote gender equity and to stop violence against women.
A Debate on the influences of cultural and religious values on Gender-Based Violence, GBV was put together to further drive the point of how societal norm can be a trigger for or against GBV.
Highlights of the event were a breast cancer awareness lecture by Mrs Mfon Unukak the founder of Cinderella Care Foundation FDN, a Karate presentation by the Martial Art Academy in Jos and Exhibitions.
Guests at the occasion includes Hon. Alice Dimlong of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Tabitha Ali Daguru President of Market Women Association, representatives of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, National Human Rights Commission, Federation of women Lawyers, FOMWAN, NYSC, Disability Rights Commission, Nigerian Prison Service, Jos University Teaching Hospital Department of Public Health and Many more.