UN Women in collaboration with the FG of Nigeria launches new organization
By Moses A. UYANG
As part of her activities in supporting women’s worthy initiatives and in marking the 16 days of activism to end violence against women and girls, the UN Women in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria and the European Union, launched a new organization called: The Forum of Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI). This new organization initiated by some renowned Nigerian actresses and female broadcasters is set to be a support system for women and girls in Nigeria.
In her remarks, Her Excellency, Dame Pauline K. Tallen, OFR, KSG, Hon. Minister of Women Affairs, who was in attendance emphasized the need for more empowerments for women and girls in Nigeria and she called on an effective justice system in the handling of cases of crimes against women and girls. She lauded the UN Women in their constant support to helping women and girls around the world as she showed her full support in the unveiling of the Forum of Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI).
She further re-emphasized the words of WIFTI that “We are an army, and our weapon is saying the truth” while calling on all to speak up against violence on women and girls.
The event which took place at the Transncorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on Friday 26th 2021, had in attendance celebrities, diplomats, and other dignitaries like the UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms. Comfort Lamptey, HE Amb. Mary Beth Leonard, United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Australian High Commission in Nigeria, Representative of the EU Ambassador to Nigeria, First Lady Kebbi State, HE Dr. Zainab Bagudu, Ms. Ajoke Silva, Mrs Eugenia Abu, Rita Dominic, Agatha Amata, Belinda Yanga-Agedah, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Zara Madisso.
Ms. Ajoke Silva who is the WIFTI Nigeria Convener expressed her gratitude to all while making known her commitment towards the success of WIFTI.