16 Days of Activism 2023: Coalition Of CSOs In Kaduna State Mark 16 Days of Activism In United Front…ANRIN Voices SGBV Support


By, Zakari Isah – Kaduna

Kaduna Coalition Against Sexual And Gender-Based Violence in Collaboration with Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRIN), National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Human Rights Commission, and others have kicked off the 16 days of activism with a long distance road walk to create awareness in preventing violence against women and children.

The road walk which took the CSOs’ members through to the Kaduna State House of Assembly complex started and terminated at the Human Rights Commission premises.

Addressing newsmen premises in Kaduna, the Kaduna State Coordinator ANRIN, Dr. Zainab Idris said adolescents and young people are a major group driving transformative changes in global health and development. Therefore, there is no doubt that the existing challenges in the life of Nigerian adolescents, especially the girl child, require all hands to be on deck to curb the socio-economic consequences of malnutrition, social delinquency, and the spread of diseases.

Represented by the Adolescent Health and Nutrition Officer, (ANRIN PIU) Aisha Gambo Jakada noted to strengthen the adolescent in Kaduna State, the ANRIN trained 180 secondary school students on how to make reusable sanitary pads, the importance and benefits of good nutrition including food demonstration, and good menstrual hygiene management. “We also participated and supported the training of healthcare personnel on the provision of youth-friendly health services as well as counseling for choice, among others”.

Speaking in the same vein, the State Commander, of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Kaduna State Command, Labaran Ado Tanimu explained that as a federal government agency, it’s empowered to arrest, investigate, and prosecute offenders of human trafficking.

He added that the agency is also mandated to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintegrate victims of survival of human trafficking.

“From our statistics since, NAPTIP came to Kaduna State on 10th February 2021, about 80-85 percent are cases involving women and children, they range from spouse battery, domestic servitude, child labor, sexual exploitation, and rape”.

According to Labaran, the occasion provided the opportunity for the stakeholders to amplify awareness for the people to know that those offenses are punishable.

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