The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, has continued to intensify its educational outreach activities outside Lagos when it visited three schools: a University and two High Schools in Ibadan, Oyo State, South-West Nigeria, reaching over 250 students and teachers.
Engaging with the students of the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan; as well as Crystal International Academy and Boladayo College, in separate sessions, the National Information Officer of UNIC Lagos, Oluseyi Soremekun, highlighted the history, purpose and the works of the United Nations as well as the activities of the UN Information Centres.
In promoting elimination of violence against women and girls in line with the 16 days of activism to end violence against women and girls, Soremekun urged the students to shun all forms of discrimination against the girl child. He underscored the need to stop gender-based stereotypes that are disadvantageous to women and girls in comparison to the male gender.
“Stop violence against women! Stop inflicting pains on women and girls. Prevention is possible and essential” he added.
United Nations publications such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report 2014; the Basic Facts about the UN 2014; the UN Charter; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (English and translated copies in Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa languages); the Freedom of Information Act; and Africa Renewal magazine, were presented to the management of the schools.