World football governing body, FIFA has selected 9 African stars including Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala and Emmanuel Amuneke to lead the campaign against domestic violence in Africa.
The other 7 football stars are Abel Xavier, Sarah Essam, Khalilou Fadiga, Geremi, Rabah Madjer, Lúcia Moçambique and Clémentine Touré.
FIFA says it is teaming up with the African Union (AU), World Health Organization (WHO) and Confederation of African Football (CAF) on the #SafeHome campaign which was launched across Africa on Tuesday.
The #SafeHome campaign is part of a wider global initiative to raise awareness on the disturbing social issue. The initiative is designed to support women and children victims of domestic violence, especially as stay-at-home measures in response to Covid-19 have put them at greater risk.
Oshoala and Amuneke along with the other football stars will feature in video awareness messages to be distributed on social and traditional media. MediaDimensions gathered that the campaign is being published on the various digital channels of FIFA, AU and WHO.
The #SafeHome is also being supported by multimedia toolkits for FIFA’s member associations and for media to help facilitate additional localisation and to further amplify the message worldwide. FIFA wants its member associations including the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to actively publish details of their national or local helplines and support services that can help victims and anyone who feels they are at risk of domestic violence in their locality to seek help.
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