NBA Mubi Branch, ADSU, UNPFA organise Seminar on Justice for Survivors of Gender-based Violence

The Nigerian Bar Association,NBA, Mubi branch, in collaboration with Adamawa State University and the United Nations Population Fund, UNPFA, organised a one-day stakeholders seminar on how best to improve access to justice for sexual and gender-based violence survivors in humanitarian setting.

The event themed: “Sustainable Development Goals,” had in attendance members of the NBA, NGOs, security operatives as well as religious and traditional leaders.

Describing the seminar as first of its kind in Mubi zone, the Chairman of the NBA Mubi Branch, Mr M.D. Mahmud, said the cases of gender-based violence is rising and called for prompt intervention by relevant authorities.

Mahmud thanked UNFPA for supporting survivors of gender-based violence, saying this will go a long way in reducing the cases of sexual and gender-based violence in Mubi in particular and Adamawa State in general.

Also speaking, the Regional Programme Officer of UNFPA, Dr. Danladi Idrisa Saleh, said the main purpose of organising the seminar was to intimate the stakeholders on the rising cases of sexual and gender base violence in the society and the need for prompt intervention and justice for victims.

Mr Saleh called on parents, religious and traditional leaders to help in transforming the society, adding that this can only be achieved by molding the character of their children and undertaking public enlightenment.

The Acting Vice Chancellor of Adamawa State University, Mubi, Prof. Kaletapwa George Farauta, who was represented by Dr. S.T. Umar, Dean of Faculty of Social and Managerial Sciences, thanked the organisers of the seminar and called on the participants to make good use of the knowledge they have acquired.

Highlights of the event was paper presentation by focal persons and talk show on sexual and gender based violence.

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