Oyebanji's wife declares crackdown on gender-based violence and sexual abuse in schools

Wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebunji, has reiterated the state government’s readiness to crackdown on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) law violators, especially sexual offenders in the state.

The governor’s wife urged the female students to always raise their voice and report to the office on issues of crimes such as sexual harassment, attempted rape, rape, sexual molestation, corruption, etc., in accordance with the Ekiti State GBV (Prohibition) Act, 2019. He called for immediate action to punish the perpetrators of the violation. .

She was part of a public school project tagged “BAORESS Interface With Adolescents Project (BIWAP)” held on Tuesday at Mary Immaculate Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti for participants drawn from Ekiti Central. The call was made on the first day of an interactive session with male and female students. Senatorial District.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media, Odunayo Ogunmola, in her address at the event, the first lady said that all schools in the state should be They called for the establishment of gender desks in public schools. Advice was needed for victims.

The governor’s wife said the majority of perpetrators of GBV, including sexual abuse, are parents, guardians, relatives, teachers, neighbors, school friends, security guards, drivers, and those who ride bicycles to take students to school. He expressed regret that he was a person close to people.

She said: “Every school in the state should have a gender desk staffed by trained staff to provide support and counseling to students suffering from abuse under the GBV (Prohibition) Act 2019. There should be a gender desk officer on duty at all times.”

Dr. Oyebanji said gender-based violence (GBV) is a monster that jeopardizes the future of students, noting that rape, attempted rape, sexual abuse and corruption also occur in school environments.

She also warned students against physical attacks on other students and inappropriate touching of sensitive areas of colleagues, which are punishable by law.

Source: dailypost.ng

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