Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and some NGOs, on Saturday, embarked on a walk in the FCT to sensitise traders in markets and other residents on the need to end rape and other forms of violence against women and children.
Newsmen report that the walk was carried out simultaneously in different parts of the territory as part of activities to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
The walk took place in markets at Garki, Wuse, Nyanya, Karu, Utako, Jabi and others in the FCT.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, said the walk was part of activities to educate the public about the first national Sexual Offenders Register launched on November 26.
The aim of the register is to establish a database of people convicted of sexual violence in a move seen as an important step toward clamping down on abuse.
The “Sexual Offenders Register” will contain the names of all those prosecuted for sexual violence since 2015
Newsmen report that various religious groups and NGOs participated in the walk and shared pamphlets to commuters containing messages to end violence and stigmatization against women and children.