30.5 C
Abuja

Ekiti to establish special courts to end gender-based violence – Governor’s wife

Advertisement

Related

Advertisement
Advertisement

WIFE of Ekiti State Governor, Olayemi Oyebanji, has said that gender courts will be established across the state to deal with and end (GBV).

The governor’s wife stated this during an interview with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Friday, December 2.

The interview was part of the activities marking the 2022 edition of the 16 days of activism against violence on women and children.


READ ALSO:

ICIR engages experts on advocacy against gender-based violence

Gender-Based Violence: NGO sensitises IDPs in Wassa Camp

A review of Gender-Based Violence Reporting Handbook

- Advertisement -

Gender-Based Violence can be tackled during early education – Semenitari


Oyebanji, who described gender-based violence as a hydra-headed problem, said the menace required a multidimensional and multi-sectoral approach to resolve.

“We will ensure that we gazette all our public policy laws and also review some of our laws to include whistleblowers and sexual violence crime protection, and mandatory reporting, among others,” she said.

The governor’s wife noted that her office is engaging all stakeholders in the state, including the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government, civil society organisations, gender experts and vulnerable persons in the state to mark this year’s event.

“Some of the activities include, but are not limited to, sensitisation of key and relevant stakeholders on GBV, media engagement, awareness creation across the state, and community dialogue sessions.”

She, however, reiterated her determination to work in the footsteps of her predecessor, Bisi Fayemi, who she said, left beautiful legacies in her determination to end violence against women.

Oyebanji expressed gratitude to the state governor, Abiodun Oyebanji, for creating an enabling environment and ensuring that the global event is observed in Ekiti state.

- Advertisement -

“He has shown himself not only as a leader but also as a person who has passion for the development of women in Ekiti State as we commemorate the 16 days of activism,” she said.

Author profile

You can reach out to me on Twitter via: vincent_ufuoma

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

[molongui_author_box]

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

spot_img
Advertisement

Recent

Kano’s $12.39bn economy gets a boost as Buhari commissions Dala inland dry port

THE Kano State economy, valued at $12.39 billion, is expected to grow appreciably with...

Nigerians spend hours at ATMs, PoS centres over scarcity of new notes

MANY Nigerians today spent hours at automated teller machines (ATMs) and point-of-sale (PoS) centres...

PDP, APC candidates paying for support — LP

A SPOKESPERSON of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council, Kenneth Okonkwo, has accused...

Nekede Poly to punish lady who claimed she graduated through ‘sex for grades’

The Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, has vowed to punish a graduate who...

Police stray bullet injures one as APC rally turns violent in Ekiti

A POLICE stray bullet hit one person after violence broke out at a rally...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement