Sultan Foundation Trains 50 Monarch, Clerics Against Sexual Abuse 

July 1, 2020
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The Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development has trained 50 traditional and religious leader on sustainable prevention against sexual violence and gender based violence (GBV) in Adamawa state.

Dr Ahmad Mustapha, the state program manager, said the  2-day event  in Yola was to involve male advocates and champions to continuously speak against GBV at community level.

Mustapha who is also the District Head of Girei stressed that, EU-UN Spotlight initiative project platform can be used as a platform for messaging, engagement and promotion of gender equitable norms and prevention.

“Stakeholder brainstorm on  handling, supporting and advocacies for victims of rape”.

Prof Abubakar Abba Tahir, Vice President, University Relations in his paper ‘Risk Communications in Addressing Sexual and GBV and Harmful Practice at Community Level’ urged media to set agenda against the increasing rape cases in the society.

Tahir argued sensitizing parents on the need to report rape cases to authorities as well parents leaving up to their responsibility, would drastically curb the increasing trend in the society.

He lamented poor enrolment figure of female children and under-age girls in schools as some of  societal challenges facing the girl child in the state.

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