Published On: Fri, Sep 28th, 2018

UNIFPA Worries About Rising Cases Of Sexual, Gender-Based Violence, Lawyers Seek Justice For Survivors

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YOLA/By Tom Garba – United Nations Population Fund (UNIFPA) in collaboration with Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Mubi Branch and Adamawa state university (ADSU) Mubi organized a one day stakeholders seminar on how best to improve access to justice for sexual and Gender based violence survivors in humanitarian setting.

The one-day seminar with the theme, Sustainable Development Goals has in attendance members of Nigerian Bar Association, MBA, NGOs, security operatives as well as religions and traditional leaders.

While, describing the seminar as first of its kind in Mubi zone, the Chairman MBA Mubi Branch, M.D Mahmud said the cases of Gender Base violence GVB in rising on daily basis called for prompt intervention by authorities concerned.

MD Mahmud thanked UNFPA for supporting survivors of gender violence saying this will go a long way in reducing the cases of sexual and gender-based violence in Mubi in particular and Adamawa state in general.

Also speaking, the Regional Programme Officer of UNFPA, Doctor Danladi Idrisa Saleh said the main purpose of organizing the seminar was to intimate the stakeholders on the raising cases of sexual and gender base violence in the society and the need for prompt intervention and justice for victims.

Dr. Danladi Idrisa called on parents, religious and traditional leaders to help in transforming the society adding that this can only be achieved by molding the character of their children and undertaking public enlightenment.

Also at the meeting the Acting Vice Chancellor, Adamawa State University, Mubi, Professor Kaletapwa George Farauta who was represented by Doctor ST Umar Dean faculty of social and managerial sciences thanked the organizers of the Seminar and called on  the participants to make good  use of the knowledge  they have acquired.

Highlighted of the event was paper presentation by focal persons and talk show on sexual and gender bases violence.

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