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2023: CSO cautions against gender-based violence on women during governorship election

A Civil Society Organisation, (CSO) Kasham Girls Women Youth and Community Development Network (KGWYCDN), has emphasised the need to avoid all forms of Gender Based Violence against Women during and after the governorship and state house of assembly elections, scheduled for Saturday.

The Executive Director of the organisation, Mrs Dinatu Emmanuel Ishaku made the call at a news conference on Thursday in Kano state.

Dinatu said that it is very important to draw attention as well as encourage the people to come out again to cast their votes in peaceful environments as they did in the just concluded February 25th Presidential election.

“It is vital to allow our women, female adolescents of voting age to exercise their civic rights in an environment where they feel safe, bearing in mind that any form of nuisance can possibly give room to any form of GBV against”


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“It is worth noting that even aged women might be victims of sexual harassment, assault and any other form of violence during election unrest” Dinatu warned.

She discouraged harassment of female adolescents that are of voting age while on their way to the polling unit and by extension putting up drama at the polling unit in order to seize the opportunity of unleashing all forms of violence against women.

Dinatu however, admonished the good people of Kano State to remember that the integrity of the state lies in their hands as individuals.

According to her “This integrity can only be preserved by safeguarding our girls, mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers as they come out to vote. So I urge you all to go out and vote peacefully.”

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