Chairperson of Northern Governors Wives Discussion board, and Spouse of Kaduna state Governor, Arch. Hadiza el-Rufai, has donated money aid to survivors of Gender Primarily based Violence (GBV) within the state.
She assured that the GBV battle should be gained.
The governor’s spouse, whereas receiving among the survivors on the Authorities Home in Kaduna on Tuesday, mentioned the most effective methods to deal with the scourge of GBV is schooling and monetary empowerment of the ladies folks.
She mentioned when girls are educated and empowered, they are going to be financially impartial of their abusers, therefore the resolve of the Governors Wives Discussion board to provide among the survivors money aid.
In accordance with her, “the issue of Gender Primarily based Violence is gigantic, due to this fact the battle in opposition to it should not be taken flippantly, it’s a battle that should be fought and gained. So, we should stand agency in opposition to it. Gender Primarily based Violence is although a world downside, it’s worse right here due to some cultural beliefs, however we are going to proceed to do our greatest. We’ll proceed to struggle for the rights of girls.
“Immediately, we now have sure fund that we need to give to survivors of Gender Primarily based Violence. We all know the cash can’t take away your pains or make you overlook the pains, however we imagine it would cushion the results of your struggling and make you financially impartial of your abusers. We’re doing this as a result of we all know when girls have some type of monetary independence, it would assist, as a result of some girls even return to their abusers as a result of there’s nothing they will do.
“That is why it is crucial for us to coach our girls and provides these that can’t be educated, some technique of incomes their very own livelihood.”
Hadiza nonetheless, offered money donation of N100,000 to every of the GBV survivors, amongst whom is younger Safiya affected by Down Syndrome, who was raped severally and impregnated by a relative of her step father.
Younger Aisha, one other survivor, was crushed to a pulp and her arm damaged by a trainer at college.
There was a housewife, whose lips had been chopped off with enamel, by a male family member over inherited farm land.
Kaduna state Commissioner for Human Providers and Social Growth, Hajiya Hafsat Mohammed Baba, expressed appreciation to the governor’s spouse for the help, whereas urging the beneficiaries to make even handed use of the cash given to them to allow them develop into financially impartial.