With few days to the general election, stakeholders are calling for a violent free exercise, particularly for Women.


They made the call at a one-day National Dialogue on Preventing Violence against women in the Election, organised by the Women in Politics Forum and held in Abuja.


Different groups at the forum said any incident of violence would be firmly resisted.


According to statistics, Women are often the victims of violence during election.


Declaring the forum open, the minister of Women affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, urged security agencies supervising the election to protect women at all cost.


Also at the forum, The Country Director, Action Aid, ENE OBI said the general election was another opportunity for the rights of women to be protected and warned that any act of violence would not be accepted.


Representative of the Center for Democracy and Development, Mr. Austin Aigbe emphasised that the trend must not be allowed to continue.


The President, Women in Politics Forum, organizers of the event, Mrs Ebere Efendu, said with another election the corner, the need to protect women should be a priority.


Participants urged security agencies to be proactive to save women from avoidable attacks.


The Dialogue is expected to produce an action plan, suggesting ways to minimize political violence against.






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