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‘We got 138 cases of gender-based violence in 2022’

The national president of the Nigerian Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau, has said it received 138 reported cases of gender-based violence…

The national president of the Nigerian Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau, has said it received 138 reported cases of gender-based violence in 2022. 

Lami, who made this known at a media parley in Abuja in commemoration of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, stated that the council was able to follow up with at least 43 of the reported cases.

 “According to the data we have, violence against women is deeply rooted in gender inequality and most cases come from areas that suffer from insecurity,” she added.

 The president called on the federal government for the advancement of policies that would aid in gender equality. She also called on religious bodies to assist in the reporting of violence against women.

The president of the Bauchi State chapter of the NCWS, Shafa’u Ladan, a lawyer, emphasised the importance of parents and women in upholding the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act as this would further educate them on the tenets of human rights and safeguard them from all types of abuse.