(By Chris K. Amadi)-The Coalition of Eastern NGOs, CENGOS, has condemned the recent reported serial killings of young women in hotels in Port Harcourt, calling on the appropriate authorities to ensure that justice is not only done but also seen to be done.
The call e was made by Mr. Franklin Nelson, programme officer of CENGOS in Rivers State, at a press briefing in Port Harcourt on Friday. He explained that they were organizing a step it up campaign against rape and all forms of gender based violence in commemoration of the United Nation’s women campaign against rape slated for November 25 through December 11, with the theme: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.
Mr. Nelson said that CENGOS has planned outreaches to schools as part of activities to commemorate 16 Days Activism – to educate students on their sexual and reproductive health rights and options opportunities for redress for victims of gender based violence.
He urge parents and victims of gender based violence, including rape to be bold and expose the perpetrators, adding that their organisation has machineries in place to assist victims get justice.
It would be recalled that the Coalition of Eastern NGOs began operation in Rivers State in 2015 and overtime, they have been engaged in capacity building programmes with students and teachers as well as relating with the media to campaign against violation of sexual and reproductive health rights and gender based violence.