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EU, Yobe government take fight against SGBV to 178 communities

By Njadvara Musa (Maiduguri), Charles Akpeji (Jalingo), Nkechi Onyedika-Ugoeze (Abuja) and Omoniyi Adegbenro (Sokoto)
06 December 2021   |   3:41 am
The European Union (EU), in collaboration with Yobe State Government, has taken the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) to 178 communities.

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• Kaigama decries increasing rate
• Sokoto gov’s wife gives grants to GBV survivors
• Taraba First Lady crowned ambassador of GBV

The European Union (EU), in collaboration with Yobe State Government, has taken the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) to 178 communities.

Yobe’s EU Managing Conflict Team Leader, Abdulkadir Sambo, disclosed this, at the weekend, in Damaturu to mark the 16-day activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). He said justice system must be strengthened for the victims and their families in every community.

Responding, the District Head of Pompomari Ward, Alhaji Zanna Lawan, lamented that the increase in cases had become a great concern to both community leaders and parents.

HOWEVER, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has condemned increasing injustice and gender-based violence targeted at women and young girls in the country.

Kaigama, who stated this in his homily yesterday in Abuja, noted that violence, which takes different forms such as domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, rape, child marriage and many others are real but sadly, are being overlooked or inadequately reported and addressed.

MEANWHILE, wife of Sokoto State Governor, Hajiya Mariya Tambuwal, has given N20,000 each to two hundred survivors of GBV and persons with special need in the state.

The governor’s wife said the initiative was to assist the beneficiaries establish small-scale ventures to make them self-reliant and cater for their families.

She, therefore, urged the beneficiaries of the need to use the fund judiciously.

In another development, for her commitment towards championing the fight against sexual and gender based violence, wife of Taraba State governor, Anna Ishaku, has been rewarded with the crown of Ambassador of GBV by Taraba State AIDS Control Agency (TACA).

The presentation of the award was said to have been geared towards recognising, rewarding and celebrating the governor’s wife, who according to the Director-General of TACA, Dr. Garba Danjuma, had been at the vanguard of addressing the ills being perpetrated against women and children in the state.