Gender Policy Key to Reducing Gender-Based Violence in Nasarawa State, Stakeholders Say


Members of the Technical working group in Nasarawa state have been tasked to adopt the national gender policy that will help in reducing gender based violence in the state.

This was the view of speakers during the stakeholders’ engagement on Gender Based violence and Development of Gender Policy.

The stakeholders engagement on Gender Based violence and Development of Gender Policy which brought together critical stakeholders from security agencies, Ministry for Health, Women Affairs and social development, judiciary, among others, centered on issues that concerns Gender Based violence in the state.

Representative of the commissioner of ministry for women Affairs and social development, Mr Clement Allu and the head of Nigeria COVID 19 Preparedness and Response project, Mrs Esther Yonah, underscored the significance of adopting the Development of National Gender Policy in the state which they said will go a long way in addressing cases of Gender Based violence in Nasarawa state.

According to the duo, women are facing a lot of setbacks in terms of active participation in politics and stressed the need for relevant authorities to give women opportunity to perform in various positions to enable them contribute meaningfully to national development.

In their goodwill messages, others partners commended the state ministry of health and women Affairs as well as World Bank for supporting the program, and promised to support the campaign against Gender Based violence in the state.

They made a case for collective efforts in the fight against Gender Based violence, especially among the girl child and women, just as they appealed for more workable templates that will lead to the development of National Gender Policy.

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