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Human Rights Commission flags off 16-day activism on violence against women

Group photo of the state coordinator and members of staff

By David G Kyain, Gombe

The National Human Rights Commission has said it wouldn’t relent to stand up against violence perpetrated among women and girls.
The Executive secretary National Human Right Commission, Mr. Tony Ojukwu represented by Gombe state coordinator Barr. Ayuba Shamsuddeen stated this on Wednesday during the commemoration of the international day on elimination of violence against women and girls.
He said the programme is aimed at creating awareness on violence against women and girls with a view of advocating an action towards the end of violence against women and girls which is been perpetrated across the globe.
Despite the adoption of declaration of the elimination of violence against women by UN General Assembly it has been reported that violence against women and girls either physically, asexually, emotional economic have spiked, notwithstanding to concert effort at ensuring that laws and policies are put in place for their protection he said.
According to him, in recent times, during COVID-19 pandemic report shows that between March and June 2020 the commission received and treated about 232 cases of various forms of violence against women and girls including rape, sexual assault, domestic violence and other forms of inhuman treatments from the 36 states including FCT.
He said if any is held accountable for the violences or abuse survivors of SGBV fear to report to their families or law enforcement agencies because in most cases they alleged perpetrators are either families, neighbors or persons who may engage in reprisals attacks.
In view of this commitment to end the scourge, the commission is collaborating with OSIWA in order to launched the UNSUB platform which will connect survivors of SGBV to provide information he added.

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