By Bello Hamza
A non governmental organization, ASATTAHIR International Foundation has called for all hands to be on deck in checkmating gender-based violence that is prevalence in our society, especially in the northwestern part of the country, the founder and Chairman Board of Trustees of the foundation, Aliyu Sidi Attahiru made the call in a lecture he delivered on the dignity of the girl child and women folk.
The lecture reflected on the various misconceptions about women and misinterpretations of their status and roles in the society. Aliyu Sidi Attahiru elaborated in the lecture some of the traditional practices that violate the dignity of girl child and women, particularly in Northern Nigeria and called on stakeholders to contribute to emancipation and empowerment of women as the bedrock for sustainable development.
The conference, which was organized by ZAKI’s GEM General Services LTD from the 30th to 31st October 2019 featured presentations and lectures on various aspects and dimensions of Gender-Based Violence.
The occasion was attended by dignitaries from the government circle, NGOs, CSOs, the private sector as well as the traditional and religious institutions.
The Sokoto State Commissioner for Higher Education and the Head of the Kebbi state Civil Service represented their Excellencies, the Governors of Sokoto and Kebbi states. Other dignitaries include the Wazirin Gwandu, who represented the Sultan and Emir of Gwandu, the representative of Etsu Nupe, representative of Kebbi state First Lady among other top personalities,