Promoting gender equality to prevent violence against women,Canada High Commission to Nigeria has donated $750,000 to help women’s rights organisations in the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
The commission said, “Canada is pleased to announce an additional $750K for its Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria project in a message sent via twitter.
“The commission will partner with Action Aid Nigeria to help women’s rights organisations ramp-up efforts to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, which has worsened during COVID-19.”
Government interventions to promote gender equality, such as laws and policies can also play an important role in the primary prevention of violence.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had said earlier that a total of 717 rape cases were reported nationwide between January and May this year.
Adamu also said that 799 suspects were arrested in connection with the cases.