The Kwara State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Commandant Umar Mohammed, has reaffirmed the commitment of the command to eradicate Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the state.
Commandant Umar further disclosed that under his watch within five months, the Gender Unit has effectively addressed 50 cases of domestic violence, and handled 10 instances of physical assault, with several cases currently in court, reflecting the command’s commitment to seeking justice for GBV victims.
Speaking at a one-day seminar organized by the Gender Unit to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Commandant Umar disclosed the command’s resolute stance in the ongoing fight against Gender-Based Violence.
He emphasized the corps readiness to collaborate persistently with relevant stakeholders to wage a comprehensive war against the societal menace.
SC Dada Rachael, the Head of the Gender Unit, emphasized the programme’s primary goal of raising awareness regarding women and girls in the public domain.
Additionally, the initiative seeks to bring together partners for constructive discussions on the challenges and opportunities involved in eliminating violence against women and girls in the society.
The Kwara State National Human Rights Coordinator, Barrister Olaoye Olajumoke,
emphasized the need to adopt and strengthen policies for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels.
In Conclusion she stressed the crucial importance of designing mechanisms to eliminate discrimination against women and girls in both public and private spheres, encompassing sexual and other forms of exploitation.
The event was attended by notable figures, including the Director of National Orientation of Nigeria Mr Olusegun Adeyemi, CEO of GLOHWAC, Mrs. Christy Abayomi Oluwole, Barrister Anthonia from FIDA, Barrister Bisade Phillips from Kwara State Judiciary, and several other distinguished guests.
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