YOLA — No fewer than 659 cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) have been recorded across the 21 local governments of Adamawa state from January 202-June 2022 with five local governments top on the list.
According to the National Gender Based Violence Dashboard, the local governments are Yola North, Numan Yola South, Demsa and Girei local government areas reported the- highest incidents.
This development has prompted NEEM Foundation to organize a round table with key media practitioners on strengthening Sexual Gender Based Violence response held at City-Green Hotel Yola.
At the meeting, the participants expressed the need for advocacy for improved public funding for Gender-Based Violence at the federal and state level with a specific budget to support sustained GBV in relevant Ministries Departments, and Agencies.
They also harped on the necessity to establish more designated courts for Gender Based Violence cases to facilitate speedy access to justice other observation and suggestions proffered include the establishment of more sexual assault and Referral Centres for timely and holistic GBV Services.
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