EU, FCTA To Establish Centre For Sexual Violence Victims

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The European Union (EU), Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and the United Nations Spotlight Initiatives, have concluded plans to establish centres in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to rehabilitate victims of gender-based violence.

Minister of state for the FCT, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, who disclosed this during a ‘Walk to End Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)’, in Abuja, added that a gender-based violence offender’s register has also been opened to register all cases of gender-based violence and their offenders.

She, therefore, called on all stakeholders to create awareness across the nooks and crannies of the FCT to ensure that residents key into the campaign against sexual and gender-based violence.

Earlier, the director of gender department in the SDS, Dr Agnes Hart, who is also the coordinator of the response team, had noted that FCTA has zero tolerance for sexual abuse, abuse of women and abuse of children, in particular and men in general.

The non-governmental organizations, such as Plan International, Nigeria; CLEEN Foundation, Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), Women Africa, Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC), Child and Youth Protection Foundation (CYPF), Sexual Offences Awareness & Response Initiative (SOAR Initiative), Education As a Vaccine (EVA), and Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW) Initiative, were also partners to end gender-based violence in the FCT.