Borno records 700 gender-based violence cases in one year

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The Borno State Government says that about 700 cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) have been recorded in all the three senatorial districts of Borno State in one year.

The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Zuwaira Gambo, revealed this to newsmen on Sunday, at a three-day training on gender equity and sensitive reporting for women journalists in Maiduguri, noting that over 100 cases of gender-related violence across the three geopolitical zones had secured the conviction by the state government.

Gambo said the state had continued to record cases of violence against women and children despite the passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) and Child Protection Laws.

According to her, “In the last one year there have been over 700 cases because people are now aware of their rights, so people report much more than before. If you remember some years ago, victims are always on the defensive, people would say it is a thing of shame but now victims are coming out to report to Bulamas and law enforcement agencies.”

 

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