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Bauchi Emir Advocates For Women Empowerment To Curb Poverty

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The Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu has called on the State government, Philanthropists and wealthy individuals in the state to empower women in the society in order to address the high rate of poverty and make them self-reliant.

Dr Rilwanu stated this when he received a coalition of 16 Civil Society Organizations that paid him a courtesy visit in his palace as part of activities to commemorate the 16 days Activism Against Gender Based Violence in Bauchi.

He stated that women are a very instrumental to the development of the society at large, hence they need for them to be supported because of the role they play in the family.

The Monarch condemned cases of gender violence in the state despite the fact that the VAPP law has been domesticated, calling on all stakeholders in the state to continue to champion the campaign against Gender violence in the state.

“It is sad to hear that despite the domestication of the VAPP law, there are still cases of rape and other forms of violence against people, particularly women, girls and children. We will not rest on our oars until this problem is addressed in the state. We will continue champion this campaign of gender based violence so that our women and girls will be safe from harm” he said

Speaking earlier during the visit, the State Amira Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria FOMWAN, Aisha Kilishi advocated for the empowerment of women in the state, saying that the high rate of divorce in the society has made many women vulnerable to rape and other violence.

She used the occasion to call on the government to appoint more women in leadership positions in the state so that the voices of women can be heard in the state.

Bauchi Emir Advocates For Women Empowerment To Curb Poverty

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