UN, Cross River empower GBV survivors
United Nations Women Spotlight Initiative has empowered 45 Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) survivors in Cross River with vocational skills.
The graduation and empowerment of survivors, which held yesterday, at the Ministry of Women Affairs in Calabar, was part of the global 16 Days of Activism with the theme, “End violence against women now.”
Congratulating the first set of beneficiaries of the training programme, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Programme Specialist, Productive Health, Dr. Yakubu Aliyu, said that investing in young women’s economic empowerment and skills development was crucial to achieving gender equality.
While congratulating the beneficiaries, the wife of the state governor, Dr. Linda Ayade, said there would be no better time than the 16 days of activism to empower the survivors of GBV with starter kits for the different skills they have acquired.