NASFAT Partners UNICEF, Calls for Persecution of VAWG Violators In Ebonyi

By Chinwe Eze

The Nasrullahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT) in partnership  with the  United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) under the EU-UN spotlight initiative has said that abusers and violators of violence against women in Ebonyi state will no longer go unpunished as all efforts will be made to ensure justice takes its course.

The President of NASFAT Alhaji Abdulmumin Olaniyi Yusuf made this known  during a press conference organised as part of activities to mark their enlightenment week of the campaign aimed at ending violence against women and girls held  on Wednesday, June 9 2021, at New Haven Hotel, Abakaliki.

According to Yusuf, the partnership which is for three months – from April to June 2021, will take campaigns to communities across Ezza South and Abakaliki Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State.

Mr Niyi Yusuf, added that all the efforts at ensuring welfare of the citizens is in line with the focus and policy thrust of NASFAT, which is HELD (Health, Education, Livelihood Dawah)

He outlined strategies  that the group has engaged in to actualize the EU-UN spotlight initiative of which to enlighten the people that there are existing laws that punish any culprit found guilty of gender based violence.

“For the key deliveries of the UN to be actualised, we have gone into strategic partnership with government agencies and reputable NGOs

“we shall be engaging the women and even the school children and inform them of their worth and counsel them of the disapproval of oppression and immoral act.

“We shall engage the male youth and inform them of the disapproval of oppression and immoral acts”. He said.

The Ebonyi State program manager Makadam Sikiru Ibrahim-Olesin, said the partnership aims to provide a bigger platform and opportunity to enhance commitment to stamp out various forms of violence and abuses against women and girls in the society.

Chief Imam of Onueke Central Mosque, Alhaji Abduirahaman Obaji  appreciated the efforts of NASFAT promising that imams will continue to spread the word so that the fight against gender based violence will be won in Ebonyi state.

The gender desk officer, Ministry of women Affairs, Bar. Mrs Virgy Nweze Ngozi called for Victims of Gender based Violence to speak up, appreciating all the efforts put in place by the group stressing that the state government will continue to support the programmes of NASFAT.



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