TARABA GOV WIFE MOVES TO TACKLE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Wife of the Governor Anna Darius Ishaku has sued for collaborative effort to combat all forms of violence in the society.
The Governor’s wife stated this at the opening ceremony of a two day workshop on tackling the pandemic of violence organised by Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba at Taraba Motel, Jalingo.
Anna Darius Ishaku lamented that the society is ravaged by all forms of violence,forcing the government at all levels to shift attention away from development to address and curb violence related situations.
She remarked that the issue of violence in the society is not only devastating for survivors and their families,but entails significant social and economic cost and if left unattended to means significant cost for the future.
Anna said for decreasing violence pandemic it requires community based and a holistic approach with a sustained engagement with multiple stakeholders to discuss on possible way of addressing the ugly trend.
On her part,the Monitoring and Evaluation officer Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba,Sarah David Ibbi said the objectives of the symposium is to have broad based discussion with stakeholders on possible ways addressing the increasing case of all forms of violence in the state.
Sarah Ibbi commended the Governor’s wife for organizing the workshop and expressed the hope that in the end of the session crucial issue and resolution must have been digested to curb the pandemic.
A resource person,A psychologist Sanda Benjamin who spoke on the topic Get involved explained that collective and collaborative effort is needed to actualise the struggle in containing gender based violence in the society.
He remarked that all forms of violence have negative impact on individual, family and society,hence the need to support the fight against gender based violence in the country.
The theme of the symposium is “Tackling the Pandemic of violence and the attendant consequences:Get involved”