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66 gender based violence recorded in Kano-CITAD

The center for information technology and development (CITAD), says it has received 66 cases of gender based violence, in the month of October 2022.

CITAD gender officer, Hajiya Zainab Aminu made the indication, during a monthly briefing on gender based violence held in Kano.

According to her,out of the 66 cases, 4 are rape related cases, 20 on Sexual Abuse, 6 Online Harassments, 2 Sexual Blackmail and 4 Wife battering while sexual harassment constitute the highest percentage with 30 cases.

Zainab Aminu stressed that, it is important for families to understand that gender based violence not only have negative consequences on women and girls but households, communities,economy,judicial and the health sector.

She highlighted that,rape and other forms of gender-based violence inflict huge economic, political and social losses to individuals, households, and will continue to be an obstacle to achieving equity, development, peace as well as to the fulfillment of women and girls’ human rights.

While commending the state government, for making notable progress in addressing gender based violence. She reaffirmed CITAD’S commitment in working with relevant stakeholders, including civil society organizations and the private sector, to support the Government to make a much faster progress in this area.

Zainab Aminu charged government, to map out policies and programs, aimed at promoting zero tolerance for violence against women and children.

The gender officer called on individuals, and communities to be vigilant by understanding what is happening in the neighborhood, and promptly alert relevant security agencies on cases of gender based violence.

Radio Nigeria reports that, in 2022 the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), in conjunction with the Ford Foundation lunched a unique Web Page and Android Application to monitor and report cases of gender-based violence in Kano.

The Web Page and Android Application aimed to create a comprehensive database on gender-based violence hotspots across Kano state, particularly in public schools, so that Kano women/girls can plan safer education for themselves and their loved ones.

Reeporting by Khadijah Aliyu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai, Omotola Oguneye