As the continent commemorates African child day on Tuesday with the theme ‘A
ccess to a child-friendly justice system in Africa’.
The Vice President Zone E of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists NAWOJ Mrs. Ruth Absolom has called on well meaning Nigerians to protect the Rights of children especially now that reported cases of rape is on the increase across country.
In a statement issued by the Zone E Vice President, to commemorate the Day of the African Child, the Union condemned in strong term rape in whatever form assuring the public that NAWOJ will always stand against all the forms of injustice and violence against women and other vulnerable groups.
The statement appealed to State Governors particularly those of North East to domesticate the Child Rights Act for the overall protection of Children against all forms of violence and abuse.
The statement further reiterated NAWOJ commitment to always use the occasion of the Day of the African Child and any other day to campaign against injustices to womanhood.
The Day of the African Child was initiated by the defunct Organisation of African Unity OAU on the 16th of June 1991 to honour victims of the 1976 Soweto massacre in South Africa.