WIFE OF THE NIGER STATE GOVERNOR SAYS THE CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE MUST BE DISCARDED.

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Efforts would continue to be
intensified in collaboration with stakeholders to end all forms of Gender based violence in Niger State.

Wife of the state Governor and chairperson of the state Gender based violence Management Committee,Doctor Amina Abubakar Bello gave the assurance in her message to flag off activities commemorating this year’s 16 Day of Activisms for the elimination of violence against women which commenced today.

Doctor Amina Abubakar Bello who lamented the disturbing trend of violence against women,noted that for the scourge to be eliminated,the conspiracy of silence surrounding the dastardly act must be discarded.

She therefore enjoined parents,traditional and religious leaders to redouble efforts in sensitising their subjects and adherents of various religious faiths against all forms of violence against women.

The Chairperson Gender based violence Management Committee reiterated calls for enactment of stiffer penalties for perpetrators of GBV.

The theme for this year’s 16 days of activism is “Orange the world:End violence against women now” and will be marked with various activities that highlight issues around GBV.

Meanwhile,the state ministry of women affairs who is also collaborating in marking the days said various activities to commemorate the days include free testing and counseling services at Emirs palace,Mobil round about and SACA office on Wednesday next week.

While there would be advocacy visits to the state house of assembly,Attorney general and the Emir of Minna on the third,sixth and seventh of December.

On the Nineth of next month there would be sensitization visits to selected secondary schools and Radio program activities to commemorate the event and would be concluded on the Tenth of December with the National Human Rights Day,Advocacy walk from Mobil round about to Police officers mess.

RABI SARKI BELLO
PRESS SECRETARY TO WIFE OF THE NIGER STATE GOVERNOR