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Gender-Based Violence: Katsina govt repatriates 12 survivors to states

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The Katsina State Authorities mentioned it has repatriated about 12 survivors of Gender-Primarily based Violence, GBV, to their respective states from December 2023 thus far.

The state’s Commissioner for Ladies Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Musa-Musawa, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Katsina.

Based on her, the ministry, by way of its GBV Centre, handed over a number of the survivors to their state officers, whereas some have been reunited with their households.

Musa-Musawa additional disclosed that because the centre’s inauguration on December 10, 2023, thus far, it has obtained and handled about 91 GBV instances.

She mentioned that 41 instances of abuse have been handled, 11 instances of denial of assets, 9 instances associated to compelled marriages, 9 bodily assaults, ten sexual assaults and three rape instances.

Musa-Musawa mentioned, “Stakeholders face challenges reminiscent of restricted assets, bureaucratic hurdles, and cultural resistance in addressing GBV within the state.

“And in addition, boundaries to reporting GBV embrace stigma, concern of reprisal, and mistrust within the justice system, perpetuating a tradition of silence amongst survivors.

“Present help providers and authorized frameworks typically fall brief resulting from underfunding, inaccessibility, and institutional weaknesses.

“Overcoming these challenges requires sustained funding in capacity-building, neighborhood engagement, and coverage reform to make sure a survivor-centred method and efficient response to GBV in Katsina State.”

She assured us of the state’s dedication to steady efforts to enhance the extant synergy between members of the steering committees.

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