Youngster abandonment, spouse battery prime record of gender-based violence in Gombe —NHRC

Chima Azubuike

The Nationwide Human Rights Fee has mentioned little one abandonment and spouse battery topped the record of gender-based violence reported to the fee in 2021 from Gombe State.

NHRC Principal Admin Officer, Ndam Fabong, made this disclosure on Thursday, at a media briefing in commemoration of the 2021 gender-based violence elimination day.

He mentioned, “We’ve acquired the case of abandonment the place the husband abandons the youngsters, the case is rampant in Gombe. The problem of rape will not be as a lot as bodily assault and spouse battery. Most instances after beating they simply abandon them.

“We’ve about 36 instances of rape this yr, 27 have been settled. On spouse battery or bodily assault, we have now about 40 instances.

“On the problem of kid abandonment, our curiosity is on the harmless kids we usually ask such fathers concerning the quantity they will drop monthly for the maintenance of the youngsters, and on that we have now about 60 of them. Nevertheless, out of the 60 instances, we have now resolved 40 and about 20 are ongoing.

He suggested mother and father and guardians about taking issues to courtroom for litigation saying there are workable technique of tackling the menace.

On her half, Commissioner for Girls Affairs and Social Growth within the state, Naomi Awak, famous that the present administration is dedicated to making sure the safety of lives.

She said that girls and women have the fitting to dwell free from violence, in all places, including that they’ve the fitting to peace within the house, in public and on-line.

“We should do higher. It’s time to arise and say sufficient to violence not simply on someday, however on daily basis of the yr. We should forestall violence. And till we finish it, we should present all the pieces ladies and women have to survive and get well, from bodily and psychological well being care, and assist for regaining livelihoods,” Awak mentioned.

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