Group seeks end to gender-based violence in Nigeria, proffers solutions

Group seeks end to gender-based violence in Nigeria, proffers solutions

- CODE has explained why a stop must be put to the SGBV in Nigeria

- The NGO gave the explanation in Lagos during a workshop for women advocates

- According to the group, there must be constant sensitisation of people on the danger of SGBV

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A non-governmental organisation, CODE, has called for a lasting solution to the gender-based violence among Nigerians.

Legit.ng reports that the group during a capacity building for women and girls advocate in Lagos on Tuesday, February 16, urged the participants to take advantage of social media and radio as a tool for effective advocacy.

Speaking at the event, Muktar Modibbo, who is the lead presenter, explained the root cause and contributing factors and consequences of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

He educated the participants on how to strengthen advocacy and policy influencing skills for effective engagement with policymakers in Lagos state.

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Group seeks end to gender-based violence in Nigeria, proffers solutions

A representative of CODE, Muktar Modibbo, explaining key concepts on gender-based violence to the participants. Credit: CODE
Source: UGC

According to him, some cases of SGBV were carried out in a household where children are expected to feel safe and secured, adding that many children now live in perpetual fear.

Muktar added that with minors being constantly abused right under the watch of their parents or guardians, carers must become sensitive and conscious to ensure the safety of the children.

In her presentation, another presenter, Ijeoma, said that one of the causes of SGBV cases is poverty, saying that the inability of many families to afford childcare pushes them to leave their children with anyone, even people with bad intentions who end up harming the child/children under their care.

She said that people should be educated on the effective ways of engaging government for sustainable social impact and how to mobilize communities to respond to community issues.

Ijeoma also engaged the participants on how to increase the capacity of a community, helping them identify and address their own needs as a community while generating local solutions to the problems of their community.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigerian clergyman Mike Bamiloye took to social media to warn single and married ladies against joining the feminist movement.

It was reported that taking to his Twitter page to give the piece of advice, Bamiloye said joining the movement may make ladies miss the will of God for their lives.

He said feminism wants to contest the head of the home with the man, adding that married ladies should not join the movement if they want to get the best out of their marriage.

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