Yobe state residents have been accused of exposing and reporting anyone involved in gender-based violence (GBV) to the proper authorities for action.
Potiskum Local Government Area Executive Chairman Salisu Muktari led a two-day training and capacity building on GBV for some 50 identified survivors in the city of Potiskum on Tuesday.
Represented by his vice president Adamu Hamza Ngojin, the president was impressed with the participation of the participants in the important training. “It is a symbol of commitment and success to ensure a peaceful society.”
She used the forum to call on participants to always report cases of gender-based violence to the appropriate authorities to obtain the necessary support and actions.
“I call on you to change the culture of hiding cases of gender violence, it will not bode well for the victims, report immediately for a prompt response.”
Therefore, she urged participants to fully focus on training to benefit the general public on the effects of gender-based violence and other related abuses.
Jointly organized by the Women and Youth Empowerment Initiative (WOYEIN); African Youth Development, (ARIDEV); Mai Goje Foundation, (MGF); Hope Interactive and United Nations Women training was born out of a desire to nip the wave of GBV cases in the bud.
Giving an overview of the program, WOYEIN Gender Officer Hajiya Asabe Abdullahi applauded the participants for attending the workshop which she says will enrich their knowledge of the concept of GBV.
She explained that these organizations are non-political, non-profit and non-governmental organizations determined to care for the abused and abused youth and women in society.