Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has urged residents to report cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other forms of gender-based violence to appropriate authorities in the state.
“Education is a vital tool in addressing Female Genital Mutilation and other forms of gender-based violence, as it exposes the girl-child to information, new concepts, and encourages them to exchange ideas along with access to various sources of information and technology that foster social relations and developments.”.
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Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki urges residents to report female genital disability to the state’s authorities FGM and other forms of gender-based violence.
He asked people to use the Sexual Assault Referral Center (SARC) in the state capital of Benin to file such complaints to address the threat of gender-based violence on Edo Island. On Friday, a call to commemorate the annual UN-sponsored International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Organs.
“As part of the Edo State Government’s commitment to end this violation of women’s sexual and reproductive health rights, personal integrity, non-discrimination, and freedom from cruel or degrading treatment, we established a peacekeeping mission in Benin City. Vian Ogu Sexual Assault Referral Center provides one-stop free clinics for sex and gender survivors. He said: “R-based violence and necessary care and support for girls. “The governor added, “Through our EdoBEST program, we have reformed basic education to provide a good education for girls in the state. Basic education is an important tool to address female genital mutilation and other forms of gender-based violence Because it exposes girls to information, new ideas, and encourages them to exchange ideas and obtain various sources of information and ~ technology that promotes social relations and development. “
Governor Obaki Christ urged multilateral organizations and civil rights organizations to supplement the government’s efforts by leading awareness-raising activities to raise awareness to stop the culture of allowing female genital mutilation.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) ), in the context of COVID-19, the annual zero tolerance day for female genital mutilation is designated as an annual event, timely reminding the health department that it violates the health and human rights of girls and women. The health agency pointed out that from From providing preventive services at the primary care level to ensuring the highest quality care for women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation, healthcare providers still have the strength to change and service agents in the community.