The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD),has charged government to put in place laws that would protect individuals aginst gender based violence (GBV).
Citad gender based violence desk officer, Buhari Abba made the call during a monthly media chat on addressing gender based violence held in Kano.
According to him,GBV cases are on the rise as 85 cases on sexual harrasment,online harrasment,sexual abuse and wife battering were reported via the gender based violence app in the month of May.
The GBV desk officer pointed out that silence will not protect the victims who suffer as it encourages perpetrators to take it as a sign of acceptability by the victims.
Buhari Abba explained that,monitoring and reporting cases of violence have increased awareness among individuals and society at large.
“ we call on teachers/lecturers to uphold their duties of care towards the students under their watch as teachers they need to protect such students not violate them.”
He Maintained that available data obtained, has shown that the members of the l public are beginning to acknowledge the importance of reporting gender based violence which will go a long way in reducing societal problems.
He appealed to parents,relatives and relevant stakeholders to report cases of GBV to relevant authorities to curtail the deadly menace.
Buhari urged school authorities to be vigilant by monitoring and curbing activities that may result to gender based violence in schools and offices.
“We urge the public to always report cases of GBV to relevant authorities”
Available report indicates sexual abuse constitutes the highest percentage in the month of May as 32 cases of abuse on females aged between 19-29 was recieved by CITAD.