Bauchi establishes committee on Gender Based Violence

The Bauchi state first lady, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed, has stated that the state government has recently established a committee on sexual and Gender Based Violence (GBV) in order to address rapes and violence against women in the state.

She stated this weekend during the commissioning of the state office of the National Council of Women Society (NCWS) in Bauchi.

She said the committee was set up in view of government’s concern on the plights of women and its determination to address their problems.

The first lady commended various stakeholders in Bauchi state for ensuring the enactment of Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law noting that the committee was formed to enforce the law.

“The committee has so far achieved a lot in terms of enlightenment on sexual and GBV which led to reduction of the menace. I call on women to support any move that will ensure their protection,” She said.

Earlier in her speech, the state chairperson of the NCWS, Barrister Shafa’u Ladan, stated that the society was established with the aim of improving the welfare, progress and standard of living of women in Nigeria.

She advised women to rise up and face the hampering their development by acquiring education and participating in the scheme of things.

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