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Early reportage of cases of gender violence and sexual molestation has been identified as the key to quick and proper dispensation of Justice for victim s of such crimes.

Reports have also shown that the campaign  against  can only be won if communities take ownership of it.

These were parts of the submissions at the formal  presentation of newly trained Community Educators on Gender and Sexual Based Violence to their Community.

The event held at the Palace of the Traditional Ruler of Nawgwu was part of the activities on Household Discussions on Gender and Sexual  Based  Violence a programme implemented out by Coalition of Eastern NGOs, CENGOS and organised by Center for Civil Resources, Documentation and Research Center CIRDDOC support from Amplify Change.

In his opening remarks, the Programme Officer CENGOS, Mr Oluebube Ngige, who was concerned about the alarming increase in the number of sexual and gender baruler of Nawgwused violence the country, urged victims to seek for early intervention instead of adopting the culture of silence.

He noted that with the establishment of a Sexual Assault Referral Center at General Hospital Enugwu- Ukwu General Hospital, Enugwu-Ukwu, justice has been assured for the victims.

He listed the functions of the newly trained educators to include raising the confidence of community members to open up and speak out against human right abuses with observed confidentiality as well as reporting such case in collaboration with the  Traditional Rulers and CENGOs

While thanking the organizers for choosing his community which urgently needed the intervention, the Traditional Ruler of Nawgwu, Igwe Okaa-Onwuogu, pledged his support towards ensuring the support of the programme.

On his part, the President General Nawgwu Town Union, Chief Nnamdi Bartlomew Okeke,  Said that the community chose the educators based on their antecedent which will help fasten the positive effect of the campaign

A question and answer session formed the highpoint of the event.


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