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Mwan Weekly Updates (Week 5)


Week 5: 21th NOV TO 27TH NOV 2021




MWAN Rivers State commenced activities to mark the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence(GBV) with a press Statement that aired on radio station in the State. In the Statement, the President of MWAN Rivers, DR. Omosivie Maduka stated that women who are the bearers, rearers and carers of society also bear a disproportionate burden as victims of sexually and physical violence within tertiary educational institutions. A key strategy is training undergraduate students as GBV prevention advocacy and champions. These will in turn spread the message across the campuses.

Dr. Adetomi and Dr. Chioma Kalu were the Media personality of the week. They spoke passionately on the prevention of gender-based violence and expounded on planned MWAN Rivers activities for the 16 days. Dr. Bademosi was on Classic FM 91.1 on Thursday 25th while Dr. Kalu was on The Beat FM 99.9 on Saturday 28th November.


MWAN Rivers associate members (Female Medical Students) were live on Uniport FM 85. 9 on Thursday 25th of November, to kick off the 16 days of activism against GBV.

MWAN Rivers commenced a social media campaign tagged #istandagainstGBV. Send us a message on mwanrivers1@gmail.com if you’d like to know how to join the campaign.


Members of the MWAN Rivers Violence against Women and Girls(VAWG) Response team trained University Undergraduate Students as GBV prevention champions and advocates. The training covered topics such as understanding GBV, GBV response and advocacy and using social media for GBV prevention. This training was held on Saturday 27th November and was made possible through funding from the foundation for Partnership initiative in the Niger Delta(PIND).





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