The global 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign calls for the elimination of all forms of GBV. It takes place every year between November 25 and December 10, culminating on Human Rights Day. To mark 2019 Human Rights Day, the Institut français du Nigéria and the Ambassade de France au Nigéria, in collaboration with the Embassy of Germany in Nigeria, are organizing a cultural event that will feature a short-film screening, debates and discussion, poetry performance and a live closing concert.

✦ Short-film “Tatsunya 1” directed by Rahima Gambo

✦ Panel discussion on the theme “Violence against women and mental health: beyond the stigma”. Guest speakers:
– Linda Raji, Programme Officer at NGO Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative
– Rahima Gambo: multimedia artist and photographer
– Vanessa Endeley: visual artist and documentary photographer
– Maryam B. Hassan: writer, poet and activist

✦ Poetry performance by Maryam B. Hassan a.k.a Alhanislam

✦ Cocktail and live concert performed by Jessica Bongos