Association lauds Buhari over treaty to end violence against women, girls 



Eleanor Nwadinobi, the President of the Medical Women’s International Association, applauded  over his speech calling for global treaty to end against women and girls.


Nwadinobi, a statement to newsmen on Sunday Abuja,  commended the president’s speech at the 76th Session of the Nations General Assembly New York, USA.


Nwadinobi, who is also a -founder of Everywoman Treaty, a coalition advocating for a global treaty to end against women and girls, drew attention to the fact that Buhari was the first president to call for such treaty.


“The press statement of President Buhari’s speech to the 76th Nations General is ground-breaking as Buhari is the first president to call for a global treaty to end against women and girls.


“Paragraph 49 of the speech as released to the press says: ‘ this context Nigeria calls for global action through a Treaty to end all forms of against women and girls of all ages’”.


According to Nwadinobi, the -19 pandemic caused an uptick the rates of violence.


“A global treaty is the answer to this global health crisis, human rights and economic disaster.


“The call for global action through a Treaty by President Buhari of Nigeria is the pinnacle of global commitment,” she said.(NAN)