CITAD trains 40 champions of GBV, harps on advocacy

By Rabiu Musa

HOTPEN – In its sustained effort to curtail violence against gender in Kano, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has conducted the 2nd edition of training for 40 champions to advance the cause of advocacy against gender violence in the state.

The training, according to the organization is aimed at deepening the knowledge of the participants on violence against gender, response, monitoring, and approaches to eliminate the scourge among societies.

The Centre’s Gender Technical Assistant, Zainab Aminu made this known while fielding questions from Journalists in Kano.

HotPen reports that the training, supported by Ford Foundation took place at Hall B, CITAD main office, Kano.

Aminu noted that “Gender violence is a harmful act directed at individuals or groups of people with malicious intent and this posed a significant threat to the general well-being of human societies”.

She said, “The prevalence of gender-based violence among societies is quite disturbing, as it hinders inclusive economy, educational, technological participation, etc, thus, the need to train champions and assist in carpeting the menace in Kano”.

According to her, the champions, selected from various communities in Kano will be empowered to conduct step-down training in their respective claimes to spread a word against gender violence.

“The champions comprised of both men and women as well as people living with disabilities”.

Speaking to HotPen during the training, one of the participants, Fareedah Zahraddeen said the training has provided with her an opportunity to learn how to report, respond amicably and create a robust sensitization campaign on the nemesis of gender violence in her host communities.

Fareedah noted with dismay how stereotyping is gaining ground in our societies, adding that it’s imperative to continue creating an impactful awareness campaign aimed at reducing the menace from one to zero.

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