United Nations Women has called for protection for women to enable them exercise their franchise before and during the 2023 General Elections.
Programme Manager, Women, Peace and Security, WPS UN Women, Peter Mancha made the call in an interview with Newsmen in Gombe.
Mancha made the call on the sidelines of one day training for journalists in Gombe.
The training is under the three year Programme on WPS in Nigeria, being implemented in Gombe State by UN Women in partnership with the Government of Nigeria and funding support from the Norwegian Government.
Speaking at the event, the head of the UN Women, Sima Bahous said violence silences women, renders them invisible and pushes them from public space.
On his part, the UN deputy chief noted that concrete action is needed to address violence against women and girls.