Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women
In Nigeria, 1 in 3 women have been affected by domestic violence.
To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25th) Mainevents in collaboration with The Simi Johnson Organisation are presenting the critically acclaimed stage play – A Past Came Calling produced by Gbemi Shasore, written by Uche MacAuley and starring award-winning actress Joke Silva and Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju. The plays central message is that violence, including sexual violence, against women and girls, is a grave and pervasive violation of women’s human rights.
Violence against women and girls respects no boundaries: it affects women and girls even before birth, and is constant throughout their lives, continuing into old age. It is committed by family members and by strangers, as well as in the wider community – at work, school, and on the streets.
Women and girls all over the world bear the impact of various forms of violence – the perpetrators of this violence are intimate partners, family members and strangers and it occurs during conflict and in peace time.
In Nigeria, violence against women is on the rise and affecting more families. Domestic violence statistics indicate and increase from 21 percent in 2011 to 30 percent in 2013.
The economic impact of domestic violence is significant and there is evidence that stability in family life can result in an increase of as much as 10% of national productivity. No sustainable development agenda can be achieved without ending this global violation of human rights, without ending all violence against all women and girls in every country in the world.
This play will be performed on 27th and 28th of November at Agip Hall Muson Centre respectively and given wide reaching publicity on several traditional and social media platforms.
For further details about A Past Came Calling and how you may be a part of this initiative or where to obtain tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +234 1 454 7878
About Main Events and Campaigns Ltd
Mainevents & Campaigns Limited is one of Nigeria’s foremost Event Management firm. Previously responsible for two successful and acclaimed runs of ‘Ajai: The Boy Slave’. Mainevents has over the years positively blazed the trail and redefined industry standards in the Event Management industry.
About The Simi Johnson Organisation
The Simi Johnson Organisation for the advancement of Women and Children honors the legacy of Dr. Simi Johnson who was a noted gender advocate and social welfare leader in Nigeria.