Bauchi State First Lady Aisha Bala Mohammed has lamented that women and girls experience various forms of violence notwithstanding the provisions of the 1999 Constitution as amended and various laws like the VAPP Law pledging to protect, promote, and enforce the rights of all persons. The First Lady was speaking at the flagging off of the 2023 16 Days of Activism on gender-based violence, organized by the National Human Rights Commission and Civil Society Organisations, held in her office on Monday, 27th November 2023. The First Lady said that the theme for the 2023 Activism, “INVEST TO PREVENT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS,” is reflective of the efforts and determination by all stakeholders to ensure the dignity and well-being of women, girls, and society. In separate goodwill messages, various CSOs pledged to support every initiative that will stop gender-based violence against women and girls in the state, stressing that their support will come in the form of advocacy and sensitization. They commended the First Lady for her various programs and interventions that have mitigated the violence against women and girls in the state, urging her to keep it up.
Source: Nigerian Tribune November 28, 2023 03:46 UTC