As part of the activities to commemorate the ongoing 16 days of activism against sexual and gender-based violence, the EU-UN and partners yesterday inaugurated the National Gender-based Coordination Platform and unveiled the Accountability Framework that would help to address gender base violence in Nigeria.
Speaking at during the unveiling and inauguration of National Gender Base Violence Coordination Platform and GBV Accountability Framework, the director of gender Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Mrs Friya Bulus, said the accountability framework would help to provides a guide for all partners, from service providers to NGOs/CSOs and government agencies and donors, on the steps they can take to combat violence against women and girls (VAWGs) within their mandates.
“The journey that is formulating the today’s event started a long time ago, we the stakeholders have work tirelessly to see that Nigeria have accountability framework for gender base violence.
“All our efforts paid off and today the history is about to be made as we unveil the first of its kind the National Gender Base Accountability Framework in Nigeria.
“There is also a need to establish a national gender base group to strengthen and enhance the efforts and the activities of relevant stakeholders in the country,” Bulus said.
She, however, maintained that the gender base technical working group will coordinate and support the activities of all relevant stakeholders in response to GBV in Nigeria.
The GBV recognises that there may be different contexture status that will be guide in the country.
Also in her good will message, the project manager, Human Rights and Gender Democracy, Governance and Migration Section, EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Esme Stuart, stated that one of the reason to bring this gender base accountability framework in Nigeria is to bring all the actors together. Adding that most importantly we are working with the civil society organisations as well as none governmental organisations.
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