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FIDA wants end to gender violence

By Kemi Olatunde

Chairperson, International Federation of Women Lawyers, (FIDA) in Ondo State, Jumoke Ogunjebi has stressed the need to rid Ondo State of all forms of gender violence.

She spoke during an advocacy visit to  Iralepo of Isinkan in Akure Oba Oluwagbemiga Olofin-Adimula, in commemoration of the 16 days activism to end violence against women and girls.

Ogunjebi who led the FIDA team alongside the National Human Rights Commission, Ondo State Office and the NSCDC, Ondo State Command spoke extensively about the theme of this year’s activism: “Investing to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls”.

According to her, there is the need to rid Akure metropolis of all forms of gender violence, stating that it is crucial to invest in the processes and efforts made by organisations such as FIDA, HRC and NSCDC in order to effectively curb gender violence especially those against women and children.

She called on the traditional ruler to be an amplifying voice in extending the message to other traditional rulers in the state,  assuring him that “we will not relent in the fight against all forms of gender violence and human right violations in Ondo State.”

Responding, Oba Olofin-Adimula assured the team of his unflinching support towards ending all forms of violence against women and girls, adding that he will continue to collaborate with all quarters  to ensure complete peace in Akure metropolis.

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