A documentary premiere on the live experiences of victims of gender based violence particularly women with disability has taken place in Owerri.

Speaking on the occasion, the Executive Director of Centre For The Right To Health, Dr. Stella Iwuagwu said gender based violence was a scourge that had taken many lives, stressing the need for action in order to end violence against women with disabilities.

She enjoined the traditional and religious leaders to ensure the protection of people with special needs in their communities and churches.  

The Chairman of the occasion and traditional ruler of Oguta, Igwe Nnani Chinedu Nzeribe emphasized the need for people to be conscientious while dealing with their fellow human beings. 

The Keynote Speaker and Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Right Reverend Geoffrey Okorafor expressed concern that gender based violence was on the increase  and recommended that palliative measures should be introduced and religiously implemented to encourage persons with disabilities.

Other speakers on the occasion pledged their support towards ending gender based violence particularly against women with disabilities.  

The ceremony featured songs, drama presentation and other side attractions by persons with disability.

The  ceremony was well attended by traditional and religious leaders, representatives of the Ministries of Women Affairs and Education,  National Human Rights Commission, International Federation of Women Lawyers, persons with disabilities and Executive Directors of women’s rights organizations.

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