Wife of Taraba Governor, Dr. Anna Darius Ishaku has expressed readiness to work with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to reduce the menace of gender based violence (GBV).
Speaking at the workshop organised by the Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) held at Catholic Pastoral Centre, Mrs. Anna Ishaku represented by her Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba, Mrs. Sarah Ibi expressed willingness and desire to step up the fight on gender based violence against women and children by outlining some pragmatic measures which includes a sexual referral center at Specialist Hospital Jalingo, awareness campaigns to three senatorial zones of the state and establishment of shelters for survivors among others.
In his remark, Project Director, Abang Egbe appreciated the governor’s wife for her unreserved support and granting them audience despite the time constraints. He further gave an overview of the deliberation which are reflected Gender Based Violence issues prevalent and root causes, assessment of Gender Based Violence response mechanism, action point in Taraba state.
He urged participants to enlighten the people on the need to report sexual based Violence, as well as the need for stakeholders to embark on advocacy on GBV.
The meeting had in attendance all the senior staff of Hope Afresh Foundation and other CSOs.
The workshop featured session for contributions by the participants on possible ways of curbing the ugly trend in the society.