A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has trained 20 youths to sensitize the public on violence against women.
The workshop, supported by the Ford Foundation, held in Kano, yesterday.
The executive director of the centre, represented by Administrative and Research Assistant, Bihar Abba, called for increased advocacy against gender-based violence.
According to him, “violence against women is posing a great threat to the general well-being of the society. There is the need for multiplication of voices to advocate against gender-based violence among communities.”
He added: “This is the third set of individuals being trained at our centre, where about 20 youths were drawn from all walks of life to create more awareness against the menace.
“Our champions comprise both men and women, as well as people living with disabilities, who are expected to take the training to their respective communities, to reduce gender-based violence to the barest.”
On her part, the Centre’s Gender Technical Assistant, Zainab Aminu, said CITAD had developed software for use in reporting gender-based violence in the participants’ host communities.