Media professionals, religious, youths, and community leaders have again been tasked with the need to collaborate and curb Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in the society. These stakeholders, at a day training on SGBV messages and reportage, organized by the Scripture Union West Africa, SUWA, a non-governmental organization, with funding from Tearfund agreed that there is a need for improved synergy to end sexual and gender-based violence against the male and female genders.
Addressing the participants, the Executive Director, SUWA, Dr. Rhoda Udanyi, emphasized that the event aimed to build the capacity of participants to use their diverse platforms to promote peace and address issues of sgbv.
She further explained that the event is an opportunity to “develop strategies and synergy between SUWA, religious leaders and
Media practitioners on mitigating the impact of SGBV in communities and identify ways SGBV survivors can seek judicial interventions when necessary.
She maintained that a peaceful family ensures a peaceful society and encouraged religious leaders to consistently preach against sexual and gender-based violence as the absence of such would ensure peace in communities.