A Non -governmental organization know as
Dobiyan Women and Youth Empowerment Initiative(DWYEI), has advocated for the end of violence against women in Adamawa state, through major stakeholders.
The Executive Director Dobiyan, Mrs. Helen Magani made the disclosure recently during the closing of the NGO’s project titled; “Ending the menace of violence on women in Adamawa state” .
Speaking while giving her welcome address, she said ,”The project came to an end on the 10th of August, 2023
after six (6) months of enhanced stakeholders advocacy engagements on the domestication and implementation of three (3) major policies, laws which includes; childs right act.
She said others are violence against persons prohibition law and gender &equal opportunity bill to protect and promote the rights and dignity of women in the state”.
While commending the state government for the domestication of the child rights act and VAPP law in the state, she said
“We also wish to call for the passage of the gender and equal opportunity which will further give women equal opportunities in the state”.
Also speaking, the Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Biya Wesley, emphasized the need for transparency of action.
He also called for justice and fairness, equity and open governance at all levels in the state.
Earlier, the Executive Director of Dobiyan launched an outcome document that contained all the reports of the advocacy engagement which includes challenges, lesson learned and recommendation.
“The launched documents should be distributed to all participants”.
She said the outcome document can be found in the organisation’s website (www.dobiyan.org).
Meanwhile, the event had in attendance , representatives from the house of assembly, ministry of Justice, women affairs and social development, office of the head of service and CSO’s.