Wife of Taraba governor expresses concern over increase violence against women

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The wife of the Taraba State Governor, Anna Darius Ishaku has lamented increase cases of violence against women in the society.

The Governor’s wife said this during advocacy visit and official presentation of letter on Gender Based Violence GBV to the Taraba State Chief Judge, Justice Filibus Andetur at High Court hall, Jalingo.

Anna remarked that demographics reports in twenty eighteen- shows that thirty percent of women suffered domestic and Sexual violence.

The Governor’s wife said the Gender Based Violence is a threat to life and public health that need to be harmoniously tamed.

She lamented that due to weakening social structure,laws and norms most offenders are not given severe punishment.

The Governor’s wife said though causes of violence could not be unconnected to hunger,poverty,war and conflicts among others.

Anna Darius Ishaku said the Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba recommends the need for declaration of state of emergency on Gender Based Violence, set up GBV management committee and funding the GBV activities.

Anna reiterated the readiness of Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba to wage the campaign on GBV, offer skill acquisitions training to youths and women to trim the number of unemployment in the state.

In his response, the State Chief Judge, Justice Filibus Andetur assured the readiness of the judiciary to ensure cases of Gender Based Violence are given speedy attention.
The Chief Judge stresses the need for enactment of new laws to deal with such cases, recalling that of recent he sentenced a rapist to death for defiling a ten year old girl and subsequently killed her.

Andetur described the advocacy visit as timely and lauded the Governor’s wife for championing the course.

Also speaking,the Chairperson Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) Taraba state chapter, Ganki Hassan said the lawyers are to support any move aimed at ending Gender Based Violence in the society.

Ganki Hassan remarked that courts should be equip with modern gadgets to enable the bar and the bench carry out their duties effectively.

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