In a bold initiative to address the pervasive issue of domestic violence (DV), the Center for Gender Security Studies at the University of Abuja, in partnership with the National Agency For The Prohibition Of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) And OLUWOLEVIC Medical Foundation ( for medical outreach), is organizing a sensitization rally coupled with a medical outreach at Gwagwalada Market Abuja.
This event seeks to shed light on the detrimental impact of DV, emphasizing its corrosive effects on the family unit and the intergenerational trauma it inflicts.
The overarching goal of the Sensitization Rally is to raise awareness about the destructive nature of domestic violence, a menace that silently erodes the very fabric of our society. By bringing this crucial conversation to the forefront, the Center aims to provoke meaningful dialogue, encourage bystander intervention, and ignite a collective commitment to fostering safer homes.
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At the heart of the campaign is the recognition that domestic violence not only jeopardizes the immediate safety of those involved but also fractures the foundation of the family unit. The ripple effect of DV extends beyond the victims, causing lasting trauma, especially for children who grow up in such environments. Research consistently shows that children exposed to domestic violence are more likely to perpetuate abusive behaviour in adulthood.
A vital aspect of the campaign is emphasising breaking the cycle of abuse. By engaging in open conversations about the root causes and consequences of DV, the Center for Gender Security Studies aims to empower individuals to recognize and interrupt patterns of violence. Education and awareness serve as vital tools in dismantling the cultural and societal norms that perpetuate domestic abuse.
Understanding that survivors of Domestic Violence may face various health challenges, the Medical Outreach is an integral part of the event. It provides a safe space for individuals affected by DV to access medical care, counselling, and support services. This holistic approach underscores the Center’s commitment to addressing the multifaceted impact of violence within the community.
The fight against domestic violence requires a collaborative effort from all sectors of society. The Center for Gender Security Studies calls on community leaders, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, educators, and the public to create a safer, more nurturing environment for everyone.
As the Sensitization Rally and Medical Outreach unfold at Gwagwalada market, the Center for Security Studies at UniAbuja stands as a beacon of hope, advocating for a future free from the shackles of Domestic Violence.
By raising awareness, offering support, and fostering a community-wide commitment to change, this initiative paves the way for a society that rejects violence and prioritizes the well-being of its members. Together, we must stand united against Domestic Violence, breaking the silence and building a foundation of respect, empathy, and security for all.
Uniabuja Center for Gender Security Studies.
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