Nigerian actress and producer, Stephanie Okereke-Linus has been unveiled as ambassador for the ‘Stop Violence Against Women In Elections’ campaign. The honour was bestowed unto her by The United States Agency for International Development(USAID) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a US-based International Agency.
Stop-VAWIE (Violence Against Women In Elections) Campaign is a project that seeks to create public awareness on various forms of violence against women before, during and after elections in Nigeria, which often militates their active participation in the electoral process.
This project which is funded by the USAID is an initiative of the NDI in partnership with the International Federation of Women Lawyers(FIDA). Ahead of the Kogi and Bayelsa gubernatorial elections, Stephanie as an ambassador will create awareness around the project and elicit the support of different segments of society to report cases of violence against women and bring an end to this menace.
Stephanie, who is very passionate about the cause and happy to be an ambassador, pledged her full support to the campaign.