Opening Night: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence #WCC2017

We had such a short turn around time but my team pulled it off. I couldn’t have done it without them. I want to say thank you to each one of them. Kelvin, Sunny, Tony, Miracle, Martin, Tare, Akila, Dante, JohnBull, Kem, and Eddy.

And our amazing performer – Augusta, Chisom and Moses. I think we’ll bring them back for the closing ceremony. They can only get better.

It was a magical evening.

Our special guest of honour was Cleo Wilson, Deputy High Commissioner for Australia who very gamely made chit chat while we finished our installation and sound checks.

Our guests were the Australian High Commissioner, Paul Lehman and his parents. Osai Ojigho, country director for Amnesty International, Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi from the British Council and Haye Okon, celebrity photographer and initiator of AWWAS (A Woman With A Story). We also has Victor Anoliefo from the Abuja Literary Society and Miriam Turaki.

I wish I could say we started on time. We didn’t but we started at the perfect time anyway. Our guests were happy. So are all of us at the Women’s Crisis Centre.





We also had the first in a series of art therapy workshops for young women at risk. This year we are working with young women from the Durumi IDP camp. We will bring you more details about them and how you can help them later.

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