Africa’s leading Civic organization, the CANs Foundation (CWCDAfrica) commends the National Human rights commission (NHRC) and is calling for an end to Gender-based violence in Kaduna state. In a statement, Monday, the National Human rights commission (NHRC) reports that it had received 524 complaints of Sexual and gender-based assault against women from Kaduna state in 2021.
The commission’s State Coordinator during an Interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Kaduna state, said that of the 524 reported cases, 224 were cases of domestic violence against women and others were cases of forced marriage, Child molestation, abandonment, and human trafficking.
The NHRC’s incidence tracking and reporting offer an avenue for non-profits and civic technology organizations to proffer viable solutions and influence the rates of gender-based violence in the country.
In a bid to end gender-based violence in Nigeria, CWCDAfrica launched UNSUB a technology solution that provides multisector support to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria. UNSUB, sees that sexual violence against women & girls is the major component of gender-based violence and as a result, there is a need for collective action to combat it.
Despite the existence of platforms working against gender violence and government intervention, there is still more to be done, mainly in the areas of public, private, and institutional collaborations in creating awareness and viable solutions. Therefore, CWCDAFRICA is calling for more public and private collaborations to end Gender-based violence in Nigeria.