gender-based violence

FCT records 3,072 GBV cases

FCT records 3,072 GBV cases

By Ezra Ukanwa, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory Administration’s (FCTA) Women Affairs Secretariat, has announced a distressing surge in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) cases in the start of 2024. A staggering total of 3,072 cases were recorded, highlighting the urgent need for intensified efforts to combat this heinous crime and protect vulnerable individuals,. particularly in the […]
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FG inaugurates committee on eradication of sexual, gender-based violence

FG inaugurates committee on eradication of sexual, gender-based violence

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA  — The Federal Government, on Thursday, inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Management Committee on Eradication of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, SGBV. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, who performed the ceremony at the Federal Ministry of Justice, said the government was deeply perturbed about the worsening cases […]

House to provide funding for fight on gender-based violence — Gbajabiamila

House to provide funding for fight on gender-based violence — Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila says the house will provide funds for the fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the 2021 budget to be presented to the National Assembly in September. Gbajabiamila said this in response to a request by Ulla Mueller, the Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) […]

6-year-old girl raped to death in Kaduna mosque

6-year-old girl raped to death in Kaduna mosque

A six-year-old girl has been raped to death in a mosque by yet-to-be identified persons in Kaduna. This came at a time the European Union/United Nations EU-UN Spotlight Initiative raised the alarm over increasing number of various forms of gender-based violence in Cross River and Ebonyi states during the nationwide lockdown.

Gender-Based Violence: WARDC trains women’s rights defenders on communication skills

Gender-Based Violence: WARDC trains women’s rights defenders on communication skills

By Josephine Agbonkhese No fewer than forty women’s rights defenders are currently undergoing a two-day capacity-building training on communication skills and public speaking in Lagos. Organised by the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC, the training, which kicked-off on Monday, is an EU-UN Spotlight Initiative project aimed at strengthening civil society organisations and women […]