The World Bank in collaboration with the Nasarawa State government on Tuesday held a one-day sensitisation workshop for stakeholders on the dangers of gender-based violence and female genital mutilation.

The workshop brought together community and religious leaders from all 13 Local Government Areas of the state.

This effort, according to the Nigeria COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project, a World Bank-assisted project, was necessary due to the increasing cases of gender-based violence and other issues affecting the girl child in the state.

During the sensitisation workshop in Lafia, the Gender Pillar Head of CoPREP in the state, Esther Yonah, expressed concern about the negative impact of gender-based violence and female genital mutilation on the self-esteem of women in

Yonah explained that female rights had been the most abused and neglected despite the several campaigns launched to create awareness, which was what necessitated the workshop.

April 24, 2024

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