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16th days of activism: Society for Family Health unveils new GBV campaign strategy in Bauch

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The Society for Family Health (SFH), has unveiled a new gender-based violence campaign strategy with a call to end all forms of violence against women and girls children in the state.

The SFH also; demands attitudinal changes from all citizens towards equal opportunities to both male and female counterparts.

The call was made during the streets walking campaign, by the SFH members across major areas in the metropolis with a view to creating awareness on gender-based violence against women and girls child abuses in the state.

Speaking to the journalists; during the event, today in Bauchi, the Chief of Party of Society for Family Health (SFH) Abdul-Salman Salihu, said that the new campaign strategy “Stop GBV, Reach Out, Speak Out”, was aimed at creating more awareness and to speak out for those who their voices could not be heard in the society and as well as to seek for justice to the vulnerable and less privileged groups.

He added that the program is for five years being sponsored by the USAID project that deals with the key into population areas of HIV/Aids, prevention and treatment to the most vulnerable and less privileged groups in the society.

Apart from that, the SFH is also rendering free medical support treatment on HIV/Aids, STI’s infection diseases, as well as advocating against forceful and unwanted marriages, the right to education, and all forms of abuses and discrimination against women and girls.

According to him, the SFH had, during its two years project was able to break viral loads of HIV separations to the very minimal levels among the vulnerable groups; since its inception on the projects in five states of the federation comprises; Bauchi, Adamawa, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara respectively.

Also speaking, the strategic information advisor SFH, Mr Issac Omale said the street walking was also aimed at calling the attention of the people to stand up on their rights particularly, women and girls against all forms of injustice, rape, abuses, and discrimination by the community.

He however, advised family and friends to speak out against gender-based violence against women, no matter the highly placed position the person is to save the victims.

On her part, the project coordinator, SharpT03 Chemonics, Mrs Zainab Polmisaid the awareness campaign is to help in educating, enlightening and sensitizing the people on the rights of the women and children, with a view to treating them as equal with their male counterparts in the society.

The Theme of this year’s celebration was tagged: “Orange the World” which marked the 16th day of gender activism in the world. 

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