AISHA BUHARI SEEKS FUNDING TO FIGHT GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Written by on December 3, 2020

WIFE OF NIGERI’S PRESIDENT, AISHA BUHARI HAS CALLED FOR ADEQUATE FUNDING AND HARMONISATION OF EXISTING LAWS TO INCORPORATE EMERGING ISSUES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) IN NIGERIA.

BUHARI WAS REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS, PAULINE TALLEN, AT AN INTERACTIVE FORUM ON GBV,  HOSTED BY THE NIGERIA GOVERNORS’ WIVES AGAINST GBV (NGVA- GBV), THE EU-UN SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE AND THE NIGERIA GOVERNORS’ FORUM (NGF) IN ABUJA.

SHE COMMENDED STATE GOVERNORS FOR DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY AGAINST GBV IN JUNE.

SHE SAID THAT EXPERIENCES HAD SHOWN THAT ANY MEANINGFUL INTERVENTION IN ADDRESSING NATIONAL POLITICS MUST TAKE GBV INTO ACCOUNT.

THIS, ACCORDING TO HER, HAS BECOME IMPERATIVE FOR BENCHMARKING THE DEVELOPMENTAL STRIVES OF THE COUNTRY.


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