16th Days SGBV Activism: Plan Int’l, NAWOJ Sensitise Students

In continuation of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, Plan International Nigeria and the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists have organized a sensitisation program for students of special education centre Bauchi.

Abdullahi Babayo Imam, a gender equality adviser of Plan International said the organization has joined other global communities in a bid to fight gender-based violence.

The gender equality adviser noted that the special centre was deliberately chosen due to their special need.

Also speaking, the moderator of Girls Out loud under Plan International, Zainab Muhammad Sabitu said the program will open the eyes of the physically challenged adolescent girls to speak out whenever they face challenges especially abuse.

The chairperson Nigerian Association of Women Journalists Bauchi state chapter Bulak Afsa educated the students on how to protect themselves against abuse.

She expressed optimism that the program will see the light of the day as the two organisations targeted young girls with physical needs who are most vulnerable to all forms of gender-based violence.

The Principal of the Special Education centre Muhammad Ibrahim Yarima said the sensitisation program came at the right time as the school is battling with gender-based cases.

He used the medium to call on the students to always speak out whenever they face abuse from their fellow students, staff or outsiders.

Highlights of the event were the distribution of school bags, shirts and exercise books to the physically challenged students who could not hide their happiness.

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