Jigawa State Government says it will continue to partner with the National Human Rights Commission in tackling the menace of sexual and gender abuse based violence against women and girls.
The Secretary to the Government of Jigawa State, Alhaji Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini gave the assurance while receiving this year’s report on activism against sexual and gender based violence presented by the National Human Rights Commission.
Represented by the state Commissioner of Information, Youths, Sports and Culture, Alhaji Bala Ibrahim the Secretary to the State Government said the State Government will look into the recommendations of the report and work closely with the National Human Rights Commission to eliminate violence against women and promote human rights culture.
He said over the years the Jigawa State Government had tried to minimized violence against women and girls.
Earlier, the Jigawa State Coordinator, Human Rights Commission, Aminu Inuwa Adamu told the Secretary to the Government of Jigawa State that, they were at his office to summit a report on activism against sexual and gender based violence to the State Government.
He pointed out that each year from 25th November to 10th December, the International Community marks 16 days of activism on the elimination of violence against women.
He explained that globally, there have been increased report on violence against women and girls, which was believed to be caused by the lockdown introduced across countries to curb the spread of the Covid -19 pandemic.
Aminu Inuwa Adamu added that the period is used to raise awareness on violence against women and girls and promote human rights of women and girls.