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USAID State-to-State urges Journalists to lend a voice in the campaign to end gbv

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USAID State-to-State urges Journalists to lend a voice in the campaign to end gbv

Ruth Oginyi

Gender Specialist with the USAID State-to-State, Ejiro Okotie has called on journalists in Ebonyi State to strengthen the voices of women and girls to end Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the state.

Ejiro Okotie made the call during the media round table in commemoration of the 2022 Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in the state.

Okotie regretted that women and girls have continued to be at the receiving end of GBV and blamed it on traditional and cultural factors.

“Let us think what we can do in terms of action towards ending all forms of Gender-Based Violence(GBV) in Ebonyi State.

“We want to work with the media to ensure that we amplify the voices of women and girls to end GBV in the state. We want to see how the media can amplify messages on GBV to end the menace.

“Violence against women and girls has been a very critical issue and many times, a lot of it gets unreported because there is a lot of silence around it.

“Women and girls have continued to be at the receiving end of GBV simply because of different factors; traditional, cultural factors”, she stated.

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