A call has gone for the evolvement of new strategies in tackling cases of gender based violence in the country.
Stakeholders at a workshop organized by Yobe state Ministry of Women Affairs and Centre for Population and Reproductive Health (CPRH) with support from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), said there needs to be a change from combative posture to enlightenment of members of the society on the ills of gender based violence.
The relevant stakeholders at the kick off of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Yobe on Monday, vowed to end the problems through introduction of new strategies.
The event took place at the Secretariat of Yobe State Civil Service Union, in Damaturu.
Addressing the gathering, the Permanent Secretary Yobe State Ministry of Women Affairs Hajiya Hauwa Suleiman said stakeholders should work towards ending violence against women.
The Permanent Secretary also noted that for Gender Based Violence to end, all hands must be on deck in changing family and re-awakening societal values.
This approach according to the Permanent Secretary is far better than sanctioning the perpetrators of crimes against women.
In their goodwill messages, representatives of supporting partners expressed their commitment towards ending violence against women in the state.
They called on people of the society to contribute their quota to fight violence against women to its logical conclusion.The event which featured drama on violence against women is part of activities marking the 2019, 16 Days of activism against gender based violence being commemorated from 25th to 10th December every year across the globe.