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Aisha Buhari seeks harmonisation of gender violence laws

 The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has called for better funding and harmonisation of Nigeria’s laws to combat the growing spate of gender-based violence.

Mrs Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, made the call at a forum on GBV hosted by the Nigeria Governors Wives Against Gender Based Violence, the UN/Spotlight initiative and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, in Abuja, on Wednesday.

The President’s wife said, “I want to thank your excellencies for improving the situation of Nigerian women and children through laws, policies and mechanisms that seek to promote women’s human rights.

“But, as Oliver Twists, our concern is funding and harmonisation of existing laws to incorporate emerging issues as they reflect in different states.”

The wife of Ekiti State Governor and Chairperson of NGWA- GBV, Bisi Fayemi, expressed sadness that there was a spike in the recorded number of cases during the COVID-19 lockdown.

She noted that an action plan to assist victims was receiving attention.

“The action plan covers strategies such as access to justice, support for survival, education and awareness, engaging communities, pair learning and partnership with various stakeholders,” Fayemi said.

Bibiyobra: Thursday, 3 December 2020 at 12/03/2020 08:54:00 pm


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