Foundation train SGVB case monitors on prompt response in 2 LGAs of Bauchi
By Ahmed Ahmed
An NGO Attah Sister Helping Hands Foundation (ASHHF) in Bauchi state has trained ‘Sexual Gender-Based Violence’ (SGBV) case monitors on monitoring and reporting in Dambam and Gamawa Local government areas of the state.
The Monitoring and Evaluation officer of the Foundation Mr Kingsley Yalling said on Saturday that the two days capacity building workshop was to equip them with knowledge and skills to better perform in their line of work in the fight against SGBV.
He said the capacity building workshop for the 20 participants in Dambam and Gamawa LGAs was supported by Action Aid and global affairs Canada to to proffer methodological standards that can provide greater responsiveness to the cultural contexts in which violence takes place.
Yalling entreated them to be agents of change by using the knowledge acquired through the training to respond appropriately to issues of SGBV in their communities.
He argues the need for a shift away from gender equality to an ethos of gender inclusivity to improve responses to SGBV survivors.
“It is recognised that effective monitoring cannot take place in a vacuum and should be closely aligned with response efforts
“Monitoring and data collection facilitates the ability to offer a more realistic representation of SGBV pervasiveness and enables better understanding of the cultural contexts of SGBV.
Mr Kingsley urged participants to be ready to always blow the whistle against violence and report to the appropriate authorities, as well as giving support to victims.
Speaking on behalf of the participants Malam Ibrahim Kesa said the training at the right time when the issue of sexual gender based violence is on the increase.
He pledged they effectively used the knowledge acquired to monitor and report promptly the SGBV in their communities.
Kesa urged Community members to cooperate and give them all the support to carry out their activities diligently.