Sensitization on Gender Based Violence in Gosa Baruwa


On the 20th of July 2020, we went to sensitize the people of Gosa, Barwa on ways to curb Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

Our team was split into two: the first of which went to Gosa Barwa Primary School to educate adolescent girls on Gender-Based Violence; and the second team, which visited the community Chief, Chief Monday Kogi to appreciate him for his efforts in curbing Gender-Based Violence.

The first team was led by Mrs. Chika Nwankwo who conducted a lecture on Gender-Based Violence to 20 adolescent girls. She spoke extensively on gender roles, GBV and what to do to help victims of GBV.

Mrs. Nwankwo started the lecture by defining gender roles, where she explained to the adolescent girls how the society has categorized people based on their genders. She spoke on the negative effects of gender roles, and how it can limit girls from becoming what they want to be. For instance, if a woman decides to drive a Keke NAPEP, she would be faced with a lot of resistance because she is a woman. She categorized GBV into three: physical, sexual and emotional. Thankfully, none of the girls was a victim of sexual and emotional GBV, but most of them were victims of physical GBV.



Our second team was warmly welcomed by Chief Monday Kogi who was appreciative of the efforts of Vaccine Network in his community. He assured us of his stance against GBV, and his commitment to avoid future occurrence. We handed him his copy of the communique on GBV which he and 39 other chiefs across the FCT signed.

This is part of what we do at Vaccine Network for Disease Control. We are committed to reaching out to people no matter where they are.



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