The Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO has expressed worry over statistics showing that violence against women in Nigeria has increased intermittently to 297 percent since the COVID-19 outbreak began.
The UN said it had obliged all of its member states to support the Secretary-‘UNiTE General’s to End Violence Against Women Campaign,’ with the theme “Orange the World,” which asks for global action to raise awareness, activate advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and ideas.
Idowu Lateef Olagunju, the Secretary-General of NATCOM-UNESCO, expressed his worry on Friday in Abuja at the launch of Tabitha Cumi Foundation’s Flash Actions On Girls Safety project.
She emphasized the importance of combating the threat of violence against women and girls, particularly in this epidemic moment.
Violence, she claimed, was no longer an individual or cultural problem, but rather a global one.