Community engagement and synergy among all stakeholders at all levels has been regarded as a potent strategy in preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence across the country.
Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi, Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP) announced this during a Sensitization and Awareness outreach in the Federal Capital Territory’s Bwari Area Council as part of activities marking the 2022 16 Days of Activism.
The Director General said that the Agency’s main objective in observing the Sixteen Days of Activism was the awareness of communities in the six Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory in a statement made available to journalists by the Agency’s Press Officer, Vincent Adekoye, in Abuja.
Dr. Waziri-Azi called on community and religious leaders to continue in the effort of admonishing members of the community to stop the practice of traditions and customs that are harmful in the society
Chairman of the Council, Honorable John Gabaya, promised that the Council will join hands with NAPTIP in the fight against Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Area Council.