By Ibrahim Kado
The UNwomen Spotlight Initiative has trained no fewer than 120 persons in Adamawa to advocate, improve reportage and for documentation of cases of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).
Mrs Oluwayemisi Nathaniel, the Project Coordinator of Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the end of the training in Yola on Saturday.
She said that the Spotlight Initiative responds to all forms of VAWG, with particular focus on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SBBV) and harmful practices.
According to her, WRAPA is focusing its attention on Abuja, Adamawa and Sokoto States.
“The major aim of Spotlight Initiative is to support the transformative change on the ground aimed at ending violence against women and girls as well as putting an end to harmful traditional practices in several countries across the globe.
“The intervention focused on building capacity of both individuals and institutions to influence and act across state and non-state actors,” she said.
Nathaniel then urged the participants to take the advocacy to various places as expected.
She assured them of the group’s support to enable them succeed in achieving the objective of the training.
She also urged the stakeholders to help eradicate gender-based violence and other harmful practices in their respective communities.
Asabe Umar, a participant, commended the resource persons for their presentation and assured them that they would do everything possible toward reducing VAWG.
Another participant, Ismail Mohammed, described the training as effective and promised to sensitise others against SGBV, VAWG and other harmful practices (NAN)