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GBV: Anglican group solicits support of traditional rulers in Kaduna

The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) team of the Diocese of Kaduna Nazarene Rural Health Ministry, Anglican Diocese, has solicited the support of the traditional rulers in the state to stem the tide of the menace.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this support was sought when the team visited the District Head of Nararyi, Mr Stephen Yerima.

This was in furtherance of the team’s sustained efforts to achieve its mandate in the fight against GBV.

Rev. Victor Eboh, the Desk Officer of the team, made the call during a sensitisation visit at the residence of the traditional head in Kaduna.

Eboh said the purpose of the visit was to introduce the members of the team and solicit networking to sensitise people in the community about GBV.

He said: “Just recently, the team, during the just-concluded 23rd Synod, articulated  in a presentation, the types of GBV.

”Which can be sexual, physical, psychological/mental and economic.

”The consequences of GBV include suicidal thoughts, mental meltdown, physical bruises, raising abusive members of the society and depression.

“It is this message we seek support of traditional heads to accessing members of their respective communities.”

Responding, Yerima commended the initiative of the visiting team, describing it as heartwarming.

He lamented that GBV has become a big problem in the society, ravaging a lot of people and homes, adding, “this project is for the good of this territory and therefore, I promising to give my full support.”

Yerima said he covered a wide area ranging from Narayi, Sabon Tasha, Gonin Gora, Romi, Ugwan Pama, Maraban rido, Kudenda, Juji, U/Boro, Gaya, Bugai, Karji, Kamazou, Mahuta, and Kujama.

He also listed some of the challenges faced in his community to include: Economic hardship and banditry, which according to him, has made women and the girl-children more vulnerable. (NAN

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