A non-governmental organisation (NGO), The Ojo AbdulQuadir Foundation, has trained over 100 youths of different background and orientation on the importance of eradication of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the society.
The training is sponsored and facilitated by the NGO focused on myth, definition, terminologies and various forms of GBV.
Speakers at the event that include Mrs. Peace Brown and Mr. Moses Okpara, said GBV is any form of violence directed at individuals on the basis of their gender, stating that GBV constitutes a breach of the fundamental rights to life, liberty, security, dignity, equality between women and men.
The speakers added that, Gender-based violence affects women, men, boys and girls irrespective of their race, ethnicity, class, age, economic or educational status, religious or cultural divide.
According to them, some can also face multiple forms of discrimination and this may put them at heightened risk of being targeted for violence such as women living with disabilities and HIV/AIDS, sex workers, women of racial/ethnic minorities, refugees and internally displaced persons, among others.