The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs (FMWA)has called for stakeholders’ collaboration to support families and communities to respond adequately to Gender Based Violence (GBV) through raising of awareness and prioritising health.
Mrs Pauline Tallen, the Minsiter of Women Affairs disclosed this at a Stakeholders meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Stakeholders Validation Meeting on the Communication Strategy on Ending all Forms of GBV and Harmful Practices against Women and Girls is aimed at strengthening government-wide approaches to address GBV.
Tallen, who was represented by Mr Adamu Sumaila, Deputy Director, FMWA, said there was need to leverage on the current efforts and resources to address GBV in a holistic, efficient and effective manner.
According to her, the effects of GBV and
women and girls affects the entire
communities women and girls, men and boys differently.
“ Promoting gender equality and the
empowerment of Women and girls serves as catalyst to addressing problem of gender inequality patriarchy and gender stereo-typing.
“The scale of sexual gender based violence against women and girls and discrimination is alarming.
“ The spike pattern trends