gender-based Violence

Gospel minister Ibironke has just released a short track advocating against gender-based violence. The song is a collaborative effort with gemWOMAN magazine and as part of the United Nations 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

The song, an upbeat declaration of hope and warning against domestic violence is also meant to promote My Cupid, a relationship app which also has a warning system called Abby’s Line. The mobile app was launched by gem Initiative as a charity effort to improve relationships and also protect vulnerable persons in abusive relationships, giving them a way out in times of trouble and safeguarding lives.

This November, the gem Initiative will be collaborating with the United Nations Information Centre, Lagos and the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team to mark the 16 Days of Activism. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign which takes place each year and runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), also encompassing other important key dates. Widely known as the ‘16 Days Campaign’, it is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. It was originated by the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and is coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership.

In support of this civil society initiative, each year, the United Nations Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women calls for global action to increase worldwide awareness and create opportunities for discussion about challenges and solutions. In 2014, the UNiTE campaign called on governments, UN entities, civil society organizations and individuals across the world to ‘orange their neighbourhoods’ to raise public awareness about the issue of violence against women and girls. As one of the official colours of the UNiTE campaign symbolizing a brighter future and a world free from violence against women and girls, the colour orange was once again a uniting theme throughout all events. The initiative called on all people in all parts of world to take action in their communities, play their part and stand up against violence against women and girls.

To listen to the song, click here:

To download, click here: cupid-theme-song


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