By Adam Muhammad, Gusau
A Non Governmental Organisation, Baobab for Women’s Human Rights
has appealed to Zamfara state government to ensure full implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law in the state.
The call was made by the Zamfara Coordinator of the NGO, Hajia Rabi Ibrahim at the rally to mark the 2023 16 Days Activism Against GBV.
Ibrahim also called for collaborative efforts in tackling the increasing number of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) cases in Zamfara.
According to her, the increasing number of GBV cases in the state remained a source of serious concern for all stakeholders.
“We appeal to the state government to ensure the full implementation of (VAPP) Law in this state.
“The VAPP law had already been domesticated in the state by the previous administration.
“We want full implementation of the law, as we all know the content of the law has a greater role to play in the fight against GBV.
“In this year’s campaigns, we are targeting men and boys who are mostly perpetrators of GBV in society,” she explained.
Also speaking, the Secretary, Zamfara Social Protection Platform (ZSPP), a Civil Society Organisation, Mr Yusuf Yahaya, called on parents and guardians to take care of their children in order to prevent them from the risk of GBV.
Yahaya lamented the high rate of SGBV in schools, urging that school managements must initiate measures to tackle the menace in their respective schools.
The Executive Director, Voluntary Aid Initiative, also an NGO, Musa Umar, urged the State Ministry of Justice and security agencies to ensure speedy prosecution of the perpetrators of GBV.
She further stated that GBV has negative effects on humanity, hence the needs for collaborative effort in tackling the trend in the state.