Famous Nollywood actress, Stephanie Linus who has been basking in the success of her just premiered movie, ‘Dry’ has just been named an ambassador to stop the ‘Violence Against Women in Election’ Campaigns.
On Tuesday, September 1, announced A-list actress and film maker, Stephanie as an ambassador for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).
According to Stella Dimoko, the formal presentation took place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
The event was attended by the Acting INEC Chairman Hajiya Amina Zakari, former Deputy Governor of Plateau state Mrs. Pauline Tallen, NDI Country Director Jasper Veen, team leader of Democracy and Governance USAID Blair King, and a representative of the Inspector General of Police among others.
Stephanie, during the ceremony pledged her full support to the campaign.
She said, “i pledge my full support, my voice and everything within my capacity to make sure that these issues are brought to light and to help educate people about this violence and see ways we can put an end to it so that we can have a better society for ourselves and the future generation”.
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However, the stop Violence Against Women In Elections (VAWIE), 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.