No fewer than sixty three cases of Gender Based Violence, GBV, have been reported by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, between January and November 2023.
The State Commandant of the Corps, Umar Muhammed disclosed this during a sensitization programme organized by the Command as part of its sixteen day activism on Gender Based Violence (GBV) aimed at addressing the alarming rate of the menace.
The increase in cases of Gender Based Violence in the state has necessitated the organising of the sensitization programme by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to renew their commitment in ending all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls in the State.
The Guest Lecturer who is also the Kwara State Coordinator of National Human Rights Commission, Jumoke Olaoye and others want government to be more committed to the fight against Gender Based Violence across the country.
The theme of the 2023 6-day activism against gender based violence is: “Invest To Prevent Violence Against Women And Girls”.
Editor: Ken Eseni