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Stakeholders seek measures to address gender based violence

The National Human rights Commission has urged stakeholders to strive more to safeguard women and girls from Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and other harmful practices in the country.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu  who made the call at a one day workshop in collaboration with a non- governmental organization, Dinidare Africa in Abuja said this is in view of the rising incidents of domestic violence in the Society,.

Mr. Ojukwu represented by The Director, Women and Children Department of the National Human rights Commission, Mr. Harry Obey expressed appreciation to the NGO for its efforts in engaging and building their capacity on SGBV.

The Executive Secretary National Human rights Commission emphasized that his commission has adopted the use of technology system to report the incident of gender base violence to the commission and other stakeholders to curb the menace.

In a remark, The Executive Director Dinidari Africa, Miss Ndi Katu noted that her Dinidari foundation is working assiduously to ensure that women speak up against rape, sexual harrasment, molestation, and subjugation to address the cases.

Hassan Hussain