Governor tasked with enforcing VAPP law to curb gender-based violence

Governor tasked with enforcing VAPP law to curb gender-based violence

Fame Foundation urges governors of the 34 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ensure implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP), 2015 to curb persistent incidents of gender-based violence in national politics. requested that it be done.

The Executive Director of FAME Foundation, Arabinrin Aderonke Ogunleye Bello, said at a press conference to launch the 16-day campaign against the menace in Abuja that enforcement of the law will help reduce the threat of violence, especially gender-based violence. (GBV), ensuring perpetrators are prosecuted, providing support to survivors and protecting the rights of women, children and men.

Mr Ogunleye Bello called on security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of this dastardly act face the full wrath of the law.

She said: “We want the police and security agencies in Nigeria not to send back victims who come to complain. Suffice it to say the community should take care of it. Victims There are many people begging and donating money.

“Money cannot erase trauma. We ask that our security agencies work together to ensure that GBV is eliminated from Nigeria. We demand justice and necessary discipline for those who committed this crime. I hope that punishment will be taken.

“And we are also pleading with the governors of Nigeria. We also have a VAPP bill. Some states have passed VAPP bills but they are yet to be implemented. To bring justice to the victims. , would you be willing to work on its implementation?”

She explained that the decision to focus on boys and men in the campaign aims to create a safe space for survivors to speak out and seek support.

She said the theme of the campaign is “Unite!” “Investing to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls” Gender-Based Violence, which runs from 25 November to 10 December, highlights the urgency of collective action and investment to end gender-based violence against women and girls. It emphasizes the need for

“Gender-based violence is a widespread issue that affects individuals regardless of gender. It thrives in silence, is often fueled by social norms and shame, and targets girls and women. Most often, men are also victims.

“Survivors often carry the weight of their experiences with them, leading to a cycle of trauma. The effects of GBV go beyond physical scars and deeply impact a person’s mental health and overall well-being. We need to understand that by educating, empowering and supporting survivors, we pave the way for a more just and just society.”

Arabinrin Aderonke noted that men, women, boys and girls must come together to fight GBV. Silence perpetuates the cycle. Now is the time for all of us to speak up, listen without judgment, and support survivors on their journey to healing.

She emphasized the need for collective efforts in the fight against GBV and urged individuals and organizations to come together and advocate for a world where everyone can live free from fear, discrimination and violence.


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