The Abia State Governor, Okezie lkpeazu has inaugurated the State Motion and Technical Committees on Gender Primarily based Violence, with a cost on them to formulate and execute insurance policies that may guarantee complete discount and eradication of gender based mostly violence within the State.
Talking whereas inaugurating the 2 Committees on the Authorities Home Umuahia, Governor lkpeazu disclosed that Authorities having famous with concern the growing price of gender based mostly violence within the State, nation and world at massive, deemed it essential to represent the 2 Committees to determine how gender based mostly violence will be diminished to the barest minimal and be sure that the ladies people stay regular lives devoid of ache occasioned by violence meted on them.
The Governor represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu expressed fear over the violence suffered by ladies in greater establishments and houses, together with the problem of rape, spouse battering and abuse of the woman baby by mother and father and referred to as on the State Motion and Technical Committees to develop and implement insurance policies round gender based mostly violence and baby safety, along with forming wider community for Group Motion on Gender Primarily based Violence.
He additional charged them to advise authorities and related stakeholders on the response and prevention of gender based mostly violence, facilitate consciousness and likewise present trainings for Companies and Companions, to articulate, advocate and sensitize the general public on points associated to Gender Primarily based Violence, in addition to provoke and situate insurance policies that may shield the rights of the kid, ladies and weak teams amongst others.
The State’s Chief Government reassured Abians that the current administration is set to make sure that on the finish of the train, Gender Primarily based Violence might be completely eradicated within the State and expressed optimism that with the publicity, expertise, pedigree and Calibre of members of the 2 necessary Committees, they may give an excellent account of themselves and ship on schedule.
Responding on behalf of the 2 Committees, the spouse of the Governor and Chairman of the State Motion Committee on Gender Primarily based Violence, Mrs Nkechi lkpeazu represented by the Commissioner of Girls Affairs, Chief Mrs Ukachi Amala identified that the significance of the 2 Committees can’t be overemphasized contemplating the wickedness meted on the woman baby within the society and promised that they may depart no stone unturned to deliver an finish to the menace.
The State Motion and Technical Committees members are drawn from Heads of Ministerial and Non Ministerial Companies, representatives from workplace of the spouse of the Governor, FIDA, Youngster Safety Company, Legislation Enforcement Companies, the Vicar Hope Basis, Chief Press Secretary, workplace of the spouse of the Governor, Abia State Orientation Company, NCWS, the BCA, NLC, State Council of Ndieze, CAN, amongst others. It has Mrs Charity Mbaja and Chinyere Nwogwugwu the Desk Officers of the Ministry of Girls Affairs because the Secretaries.