FAME foundation was established to solicit, encourage and advance the social, emotional and economic wellbeing of women and girls as well as formulate programmes within the framework of national development plan with a view to enhancing the participation of women and advocate for gender parity in the society.
FAME foundation firmly believe that the entire nation, businesses, communities and groups can benefit from the implementation of programs and policies that adopt the notion of women empowerment.
FAME Foundation Kicks Off its 16 Days of Activism Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence
FAME Foundation, an NGO based in Abuja has kicked off the 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender-Based Violence, running from November 25th to December 10th. This year’s theme, ” UNITE! Invest to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls” underscores the pressing need for collective action and investment to eradicate gender-based violence against women and girls.
Speaking to the press, Arabinrin Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello, Executive Director of FAME Foundation, passionately addressed the issue,
“Gender-based violence is a widespread problem affecting individuals irrespective of gender. It thrives in silence, which is often fuelled by societal norms and shame, girls and women are often the target but men are victims too. This year, FAME Foundation will be focusing on boys and men in our campaign, it is time to break these chains and create safe spaces for survivors to speak out and seek support.”
She asserted, “Survivors often carry the weight of their experiences, leading to a cycle of trauma. We need to understand that the impact of GBV transcends physical scars, it deeply affects one’s mental health and overall well-being. By educating, empowering, and supporting survivors, we pave the way for a more equitable and just society.”
Arabinrin Aderonke pointed out that, we must unite men, women, boys, and girls to stand against GBV. Silence perpetuates the cycle, it’s time for us all to lend our voices, listen without judgment, and support survivors in their journey toward healing.
She continued by saying, “ We have a lineup of activities for this year’s 16daysactivism, and it comprises press conference, outreach in different schools and communities, social media campaigns, and boys and men dialogue in Internally Displaced Persons camp (IDPS) discussions which will engage boys and men. All these activities aim to spark conversations, challenge societal norms, and encourage meaningful action to eliminate gender-based violence.
She stressed the need for collective effort in the fight against GBV, urging individuals and organizations to unite and advocate for a world where everyone can live free from fear, discrimination, and violence.
FAME Foundation extends its unwavering support, providing a safe space and access to dedicated practitioners, psychologists, and mental health experts committed to helping individuals overcome the trauma of gender-based violence.