Women’s Rights and Health Project (WRAHP) is working to “Improve protection from SGBV for women and young girls through the VAPP law in Ebonyi and Edo State”. Specifically, the project intends to raise awareness on the provisions of the VAPP law for protection from rape, female genital mutilation, domestic violence and female trafficking among community members and strengthen reporting pathways, which will increase the chances of successful prosecution of perpetrators of violence against women. The project is expected to impact the relationship between community members, the police, and other government agencies that work in the field of SGBV.
WRAHP is working to empower community members with specific knowledge about the provisions of the VAPP law for protection from rape, female genital mutilation, domestic violence and female trafficking; significantly, raise awareness on the provisions of the VAPP law and engage communities to become more visible in reporting SGBV cases to the police and to work as agents of change in their communities.
WRAHP has conducted skills-building workshops for 120 representatives in identified community structures in 2 LGA of Ebonyi and Edo States , Conducted sustained advocacy with Area Police commands each in Ebonyi and Edo States.
This is to ensure that women and girls are more knowledgeable about the VAPP law and therefore feel more secure to report their cases to the police. It would also bring SGBV survivors one step closer to accessing justice under existing legislation in Ebonyi and Edo State.
The project is also working to simplify and disseminate 10,000 copies of the VAPP law in 2 LGA of Ebonyi and Edo States, conduct advocacy visits each to 5 relevant community stakeholders and gatekeepers in 2 LGA of Ebonyi and Edo State, Provide technical support for 200 community sensitization sessions each in Ebonyi and Edo States to reach 5000 persons, conduct sustained advocacy with 5 Government agencies each in Ebonyi and Edo States, conduct 2 sensitization meeting for 30 representatives of Media on effective documentation of reported SGBV cases in Ebonyi and Edo State