The Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC) in collaboration with Coalition of Eastern Non Governmental Organisation (CENGOS) have emphasised need for complete eradication of practice of Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C)
The NGOs made the call at a one day training workshop in Enugu organised for stakeholders in Ebonyi and Imo states on strengthening advocacy campaign to end FGM practice in the two states.
Traditional ruler of Ezigaragu Autonomous community in Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA of Imo State, HRH Eze Ezinna Emmanuel Madu has applauded the efforts of a nonprofit organization, Coalition of Eastern Non- Governmental Organizations (CENGOS).
In an interview recently in his palace, he stated that he was delighted to have worked with the selected Community Educators in his area, to ensure that gender based violence is reduced to its barest minimum.
Some communities in Akwa Ibom State have called for more information on issues of Gender Based Violence and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights saying they’ve been ignorant of some of these issues that affect them.
Household discussions launched in September 1, 2020 by the Coalition of Eastern Non Governmental Organisations, CENGOs, in collaboration with Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre CIRDDOC in Akwa Ibom State had started yielding positive results, as victims of Gender Based Violence in the communities have gradually but consistently disclosed their experiences to the community educators..
Some Communities across the three senatorial districts in Akwa Ibom State have identified high cost of living as the root cause of Gender Based Violence in the State. They, therefore called on Non Governmental Organisations particularly the Coalition of Eastern NGOs, CENGOs to help stem the ugly tide. The communities made the call Thursday during a community education programme held across the three senatorial districts in the State which was organised by Coalition of Eastern NGOs, Akwa Ibom Chapter/CIRDDOC with funding from UKAID through AmplifyChange fund for SRHR.
NGO Embarks On House To House Campaign Against Gender Based Violence In Akwa Ibom
As part of its effort to eliminate gender based violence and increase awareness to Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, a Non Governmental Organisation, Civil Resource Development and Development Centre (CIRDDOC) Nigeria in collaboration with Coalition of Eastern NGOs had launched a house to house awareness and enlightenment campaign in Akwa Ibom State.