UNICEF urges journalists to promote the elimination of violence against women

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Ms. Khadija Nuhu, the UNICEF, Spotlight Initiative Communications Coordinator, has urged journalists to help in promoting the advocacy toward the elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in the country.

Nuhu made the call on Monday in Yola, at a dialogue with media practitioners on ethical reporting, advocacy, and solutions journalism to eliminate VAWG.

She said the dialogue was sponsored by the EU/UN Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women across the country.

She said although journalists were doing their best in reporting the incidences, adding that there was a need to go beyond that to stop the violence from happening again.

“What we are really doing from the beginning of this year is deepening that engagement with the media not just inviting journalists to cover events.

“Also to really get them to understand and remember the ethics of the profession to engage in advocacy and solutions journalism and solve the problems,’’ Nuhu said.

According to her, a lot of reports that are seen are not really advocating for violence against women to be stopped.

Nuhu said people trust all that came out from media, hence they needed to be engaged on how to contribute their own part to eliminate VAWG in the society.

She said that the VAWG was on the increase globally up from the previous quota of 2021.