GBV: AIFOCAWA Holds a Sensitization/Awareness campaign in Bmoku Community

By Jerry Osakwua

A cross section of People in Mbuko Community and AIFOCAWA Team, FCT, Abuja                                         The African Initiative for Children and Women Advancement (AIFOCAWA), on Surturday 5th of December, 2020 joined other organisations worldwide on a Sensitisation/Awareness Campaign on Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Bmoko Community at Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.






The programme which is in line with the UN 16 days Activism on GBV was held at the palace of the Chief of Bmoko community, HRH Alhaji Mohammed Yahaya Dangana.

Speaking at the event were Alex Owiocho, spoke extensively to the people on the need to end GBV as it is a crime against humanity and Halima Abdulrauf spoke to the people in their local dialect so as to ease communication on the topic “Elimination of Gender Based Violence” which centred on “domestic violence” “rape” “early girl child marriage” “female genital mutilation” and etc.

It was a successful outing as Men, Women as well as children of the community came out to be educated and enlightened on GBV and the need to eradicate it from our society. They had the opportunity to ask questions on what to do when faced with GBV.

The highlight of the programme was the administration of questionnaire to understand the people’s perception on the topic.

The chief of the community, Alhaji Mohammed Yahaya Dangana appreciates AIFOCAWA for bringing the awareness campaign to his community, stating that it will go a long way in eradicating GBV in our world.

The President of the organization Millicent Umoru-Osakwua who was represented by the secretary of the organisation Jerry Obaze Osakwua in his response assured the chief that the awareness campaign is a continuous and collective responsibility for all, adding that more follow up will be done to help prevent any form of GBV and save members of the community who may be encountering such.

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