LAFIA- The National President, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Mrs. Asabe Baba-Nahaya, has appealed to the National Assembly to ensure the speedy passage of a bill on violence against women.
Baba-Nahaya made the call yesterday in Lafia during the flag-off of the Advocacy & Sensitisation meeting with stakeholders on violence against women, organised by the Zone D members of the association.
The zone comprises Nasarawa, Benue, Plateau and Kaduna States.
According to her, the bill, if passed into law, will reduce the menace of violence against women.
Baba-Nahaya listed the violence to include rape, sexual molestation and domestic violence “that have hindered the development of womenfolk in the country.”
She assured members of the association that she would work hard to ensure the quick passage of the bill by the National Assembly.
She urged stakeholders to fight the menace which had hindered the growth of womenfolk in the country.
The president explained that the speedy passage of the bill would as well put a stop on the way some people infringed on the fundamental rights of women in the society.
Baba-Nahaya promised to see that the bill was domesticated and appealed to stakeholders to make it a reality.
Earlier in her remarks, the Vice-President of the zone, Mrs. Veronica Ogbole, said all hands should be on deck to stop violence against women in the country.
Obole said that women might be forced to take cogent steps to guard against the incessant harassment on them.