Members of the South South gender for Constitution Reform, GECORN on Tuesday August 8, 2021 women from all six states of the South South converged in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and embarked on a 1000 Women March to bring to public notice, the move by women and gender focused organizations to put to an end issues of sexual abuses and other gender based violence as well as demand for more voices of women to be heard in decision making.
On hand at Aldgate Hotel to receive the details of the changes the women were demanding were the permanent secretary Rivers State Ministry of Women Affairs, Mrs Uriri, Mr Chinwe Opara, representing the director, National Orientation Agency, Rivers state, Mr Young Ayo Tamuno, Ms. Nwokobia representing the Rivers State Commandent NCDSC and Mrs B. E. Benson, the director Citizen’s Right Desk, Ministry of Justice, representing the perm sec, Mrs Florence Fiberesima.
Wonen Affairs Permanent Secr Mrs Uriri, RN South South coordinator Emem Okon and Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, chairperson Rivers State, Susan Serekara-Nwikhana leading the 1000 Women March
Some of the key messages women want understood
Delta State coordinator Lilian Nwokobia raises a protest point
South South coordinator GECORN, Emem Okon presenting the Womanifesto to Mrs Uriri
Some of the women who participated in the march
A cross section of participants at the Womanifesto presentation session
CEMEDEC coordinator Chief Constance Meju presents a copy of the Womanifesto to Rivers State NOA director’s rep, Mr Chinwe
Some BECORN Coordinators, NSDSC, NOA, Justice Ministry representatives at the Womanifesto presentation session
Mrs Uriri, Permanent Secretary Rivers State Ministry of Women Affairs responding to questions from the media