Muslim Sisters Organisation Meets on GBV, SGBV In Yobe.

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Determined to reduce cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Yobe State, the Muslim Sisters Organization of Nigeria today met at the desert multipurpose hall Damaturu for a one-day roundtable discussion with relevant stakeholders.

The programme was funded by the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund in collaboration with United Nations and Civil Society Partnership with technical support from UN Women.

The idea behind the roundtable discussion is to design a framework for use in setting up GBV precautions, risk mitigation and reform system for service delivery and response in Yobe State.

The drive also focuses on sustainable development goal 5, Gender Equality and goal 16 peace justice and strong institution participation drawn from government agencies, NGOs to brainstorm among themselves all geared towards reducing incidences of sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

While highlighting the topic of prosecution challenges and emerging issues and access to justice by GBV and SGBV survivors, Zara Modu who represented the Ministry of Justice and International Federation of Women Lawyers expressed worry over the risk of the legal instrument to prosecute cases of GBV and SGBV.

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