Chachavivi Women and Girl Child Development Foundation has charged community members in Adavi, Kogi and Igalamela local government areas to utilize the knowledge gained from sensitization to end Gender Based Violence in their respective communities.
The Executive Director of the Foundation, Ms Halima Oiza Sadiq gave the charge during a community sensitization to end Gender Based Violence in Kogi state held on the 3rd, 6th and 7th of February 2023.
The launching of the Ending Gender Based Violence project in Kogi State was organized by Chachavivi Women and Girl Child Development Foundation in partnership with National Women Trust Fund and funded by Ford Foundation with Adavi, Kogi and Igalamela local government areas of Kogi state as the implementing site.
According to her, activities have been going on across the three senatorial district in Kogi state, noting that a sensitization on Gender Based Violence was implemented in Ofuloko, Koton Karfe and Osara gada aku communities.
She added that the implementation took place on the 3rd, 6th and 7th, February 2023 targeted at community members and leaders to be informed on Gender Based Violence prevention and response.
She stated that the sensitization messages were centered on basic in Gender Based Violence, dangers, impact on survivals, perpetrators and community and mitigation action to end GBV.
“The sensitization as part of the project activities would create an opportunity to build community awareness on dangers of Gender based Violence as Gender and make conscious effort to mitigate them.
“The awareness also created opportunity to stimulate community consciousness to gender based violence related issues.
“It is expected that community members through the sensitization would use the knowledge gained in their respective communities to end Gender based violence” the Executive Director said.