Kwara NSCDC handles 50 domestic violence cases in five months


Kwara State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Umar Mohammed, has received 50 cases of domestic violence in the last five months.

Speaking at a one-day seminar organized by the command’s gender unit, he reaffirmed the commitment of the command to eradicate Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the state.

Umar further disclosed that under his watch within five months, the gender unit had handled 10 instances of physical assault, with several cases currently in court, reflecting the command’s commitment to seeking justice for GBV victims.

Speaking at a one-day seminar organized by the command’s gender unit to mark the International Day for the ‘Elimination of Violence Against Women’, Umar affirmed the command’s resolute stance in the ongoing fight against GBV.

He emphasized the corps’ readiness to collaborate persistently with relevant stakeholders to wage a comprehensive war against the societal menace.

Dada Rachael, the Head of the Gender Unit, emphasized the program’s primary goal of raising awareness regarding women and girls in the public domain.

The Kwara State National Human Rights Coordinator, Barrister Olaoye Olajumoke, noted the need to adopt and strengthen policies for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls at all levels.

She further stressed the crucial importance of designing mechanisms to eliminate discrimination against women and girls in both public and private spheres, encompassing sexual and other forms of exploitation.

The event was attended by notable figures, including the Director of National Orientation Agency in the state, Mr Olusegun Adeyemi, CEO of GLOHWAC, Mrs. Christy Abayomi Oluwole, Barrister Anthonia from FIDA, Barrister Bisade Phillips from Kwara State Judiciary, and several others.

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