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How to end rape, domestic violence: Practical steps by NAWOJ

How to end rape, domestic violence: Practical steps by NAWOJ

By Our Reporter

August 23, 2020 - Kano State chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), has called for practical measures to curtail the spate of rape, domestic violence and drug abuse in the state.

The call was contained in a communique issued at the end of the association’s congress meeting, jointly signed by Chairperson, Bilkisu Ado-Zango, and Secretary Wasila Ladan, on Sunday in Kano.

The communique decried rampant cases of human right abuse and violations perpetrated by relatives of the victims and loved ones in the society.

NAWOJ, however, lauded the state government for effective COVID-19 response to stem further spread of the pandemic.

The association also called for comprehensive awareness creation activities to sensitise the people on the dangers and preventive tips of the disease.

It noted that the call was imperative to curtail spread of the virus through cross border movements, adding that sound hygiene measures were also necessary to curb the virus transmission during raining season.

“It is desirable to encourage drain clearance exercise and effective waste management  in the communities to enhance public health.

“This will help to reduce the spread of malaria, cholera and flood as well as maintain the road networks,” it said.

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