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138 incidences of gender-based violence were reported to NCWS

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According to Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau, National President of the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), 138 cases of gender-based violence have been reported so far in 2022.

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She claims that of the reported cases, the NCWS was able to follow up with 43 or so.

The NCWS National President said, “According to the data we have, violence against women is deeply rooted in gender inequality and the majority of cases come from areas that suffer from insecurity,” at a media parley in Abuja to commemorate the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

She urged the Federal Government to assist the society in achieving gender equality by advancing policies that would do so.

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She also appreciated the support of religious organizations in making sure that incidents of violence against women in their areas were reported so that the appropriate steps could be taken to address the issue.

The Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act must be fully implemented, according to Shafa’u Ladan, president of the Bauchi State chapter of the NCWS. He assures that this will further enlighten the public on the principles of human rights and protect them from all forms of abuse in society.

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