Bauchi CP tasks NAWOJ on SGBV reportage
By Ahmed Ahmed
The Commissioner of Police, (CP) Musa Auwal of Bauchi Command has tasked, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists(NAWOJ) in Bauchi to 66 amplify reportage on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) with the aim of creating awareness as a vehement tool for eliminating the scourge in the society.
Auwal stated this at a one-day capacity building organized by NAWOJ on Wednesday in Bauchi.
He said that public awareness would expose perpetrators of such negative acts, thereby providing a safe environment to residents.
The CP reiterates the commitment of the police in the state to investigate all reported cases in the state.
“Through sensitization, NAWOJ should englisten women to disclose cases to break the culture of silence
“The command will ensure that all SGBV procedures are adhered to eliminate and punish offenders,” he said.
Earlier, the Chairperson, NAWOJ in Bauchi, Mrs Rashida Yusuf said that the training was to further equip women Journalists with tools and new ideas on reporting GBV issues in the state.
He said that not fewer than 25 journalists participated in the training.
In her presentation, Mrs Esther Patrick, Gender officer, Bauchi state Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Development, said that a dashboard was established and domiciled for proper coordination of SGBV data in the ministry.
Patrick said that the state also inaugurated a state technical working committee and Gender desk officers to toss all the line ministries, agencies and parastatals.
“There are symptoms of SGBV which include physical, Sexual, emotional and spiritual violence.
“Other cultural, economical, financial and verbal violence among others
She however called for working synergy among stakeholders and the general public to eliminate all forms of violence in the state.