FIDA Nigeria, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, distributed a variety of food and other items as palliatives to indigent women in Aso Pada community in Maraba border settlement between Nasarawa and Abuja on 11th of June, 2020
The occasion also served as an Advocacy visit to the community as they were sensitized on topical issues such as Gender Based Violence (GBV), Defilement & Rape; also on the Covid19 Pandemic and the need for compliance with Federal Ministry of Health guide lines
The FIDA Nigeria County Vice President, Rhoda Prevail Tyoden while addressing the women emphasized the need for parents to be more watchful over their children/wards to prevent such evil acts on them and encouraged victims and their parents/guardians to also speak out rather than covering it up.
The Paramount need to likewise educate the boy child on the evils and dangers of GBV was pointed out. FIDA Nigeria, Abuja State Branch also attended the outreach/advocacy visit and ably supported FIDA Nigeria.
FIDA Nigeria protecting, sensitizing and supporting the vulnerable in our communities.
FIDA Nigeria with the support of ActionAid and funding from Global Affairs Canada, is facilitating a training for Small Scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria (SWOFON) on access to land, land use and inheritance rights of women in the FCT. This training is to enlighten these women on how they can acquire land to promote their objectives and to charge them on how to be financially independent in order to reduce the incidence of economic violence.
Smallholder Farmers ActionAid Nigeria High Commission of Canada to Nigeria
A one-day workshop for ‘the Development of a Standard Operating Procedure for Handling Gender Based Violence Cases’ at NAPTIP, was held on the 17 July 2019 in Abuja
In Attendance was, Rhoda Prevail Tyoden (Country Vice President of FIDA Nigeria), Amina Agbaje (Deputy Country Vice president of FIDA Nigeria) and Racheal Adejo (Chairperson of Abuja Branch, FIDA Nigeria). The Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli was represented by Mrs. Ebele Ulasi the Director Counselling and Rehabilitation, NAPTIP. Mr. Sebastian Shikel represented Oxfam, the donor. Various departments from NAPTIP such as Counselling and Rehabilitation department; Legal and Prosecution department; Intelligence Officers attached to NAPTIP; The welcome and opening address was delivered by Rhoda Prevail Tyoden, the Country Vice President. A few goodwill messages were delivered by representatives of Oxfam and NAPTIP.
Training and Manpower department; Research and Programs Development department and Investigation and Monitoring department were all represented.
The workshop started at about 10:00am, with an overview of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2015. The participants broke into groups to brain storm on the content of the SOP. The first group looked at ‘Coordination Mechanism’; the second group looked at ‘Case Management and Referrals Pathways’; the third group considered ‘Prevention’ and the fourth group discussed ‘Documentation, Data and Monitoring’.
Each group considered various incidences, the operational procedure, the Standard observation of organizational ethics that needs to be adhered to, the department that is responsible and the time frame within which actions needs to be taken.
After deliberations, group representatives made presentations and the workshop came to a close. A subsequent Validation meeting will be held at an agreed date
FIDA Nigeria held a one day workshop for Law Enforcement Agents on the prevention and elimination of Violence against Women and Girls.
The workshop was facilitated by Subomi Chuku, National Program Manager of FIDA Nigeria and Ifeanyi Iloba, National Program Officer of FIDA Nigeria.
The workshop began with some welcome remarks delivered by Rhoda Prevail-Tyoden, the National Secretary of FIDA Nigeria. After her welcome remarks, participants carried out a ‘Walking in Their Shoes’ introduction exercise, in which participants put themselves into the shoes of a 9 year old girl facing sexual abuse and considered how they would go about getting justice in that kind of situation. After the introduction exercise, goodwill messages were delivered by Josephine Inna Ogechi, Commissioner of Police, Anti-Human Trafficking Unit and Godwin Ekang, CSC, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. The workshop was very interactive and practical as it included group work sessions.
Some of the modules which were covered during the workshop were:
– Violence against Women: The Reality and Factors Underlying VAW
– National Laws and International Conventions Protecting Women from Violence
– Applicable Procedural Laws in Cases of Violence Against Women
– The Role of Law Enforcement in the Protection of Human Rights
– Preventive Approaches to Mitigating the Incidence of Violence in Nigeria
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