Election Violence: NGO Host Journalists in Kaduna on Prevention
By Our Correspondent, Kaduna
An NGO, Center for Media Advocacy for Mother and Child, otherwise known as CAMAC, will on Tuesday 15th January host journalists in Kaduna to a roundtable dialogue on the effects of election violence on women and children.
In a letter of invitation, signed by its Executive Director, Alex Uangbaoje, addressed to various media organization in the state, the Media NGO which is focused on promoting and advocating for every necessity that would help the survival of children and women in Nigeria, especially in areas of Health, Education, Rights, Protection & Development, noted that elections in Nigeria is known to be very tough and violent, which has led to number of deaths.
According to him, as the Nation prepares for another round of general elections, CAMAC, is organising a 1-Day Dialogue with Journalists in Kaduna to discuss and provide solutions that can help government and the public in tracking any issue that may result to violence in the upcoming general elections.
“Research has show that women and children are the mostly affected group in any violence, therefore, the dialogue will be focused on how women and children will protected before, during and after the elections.”
The theme of the event is “Protecting the interest of Women and Children against election violence”. The lead paper presenter is Mrs. Talatu Zamani- Henry, Founder, Zamani Foundation
“The presentation will be looking at previous election violence in Nigeria, particularly Kaduna State, and it effects on women and children, to enable participants to providing solutions that may prevent violence in the upcoming general elections.” He added.