NDI & USAID Announces Stephanie Linus As Ambassador for the ‘Stop Violence Against Women In Elections’ Campaign
- September 04, 2015
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a US-based International Agency recently Nollywood actress and producer Stephanie Linus as the Ambassador for the ‘Stop Violence Against Women In Elections’ Campaign.
Violence Against Women in Elections Campaign (VAWIE) is a project that seeks to create public awareness on various forms of violence against women before, during and after elections in Nigeria, which often militates their active participation in the electoral process.
The event was attended by the acting Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Hajiya Amina Zakari, Former Deputy Governor of Plateau state Mrs Pauline Tallen, the NDI Country Director Jasper Veen, Team Leader of Democracy and Governance USAID Blair King, a representative of the Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase amongst others.
This project which is funded by the USAID is an initiative of the NDI in partnership with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). Ahead of the Kogi and Bayelsa gubernatorial elections, Stephanie as an ambassador will create awareness around the project and elicit the support of different segments of society to report cases of violence against women and bring an end to this menace.
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