Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) urged traditional leaders in Kano state to double effort in the fight against Gender Based Violence, especially in rural areas where some customs violates the human rights of women, young girls and boys.
The statement came from Buhari Abba as he led CITAD’s delegation to the palace of Emir of Gaya, His Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir, in his palace on Monday.
Buhari Abba said CITAD with support from Ford Foundation recently conducted a survey in 22 local government areas in Kano State on violence against women and children and the results showed that the practice is on the rise. According to him, this negative outcome calls for deep involvement of the royal fathers across the state to curtail further happenings.
On his part the Emir of Gaya, His highness Alhaji (Dr) Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir commended CITAD for its intervention in the fight against violence against women in the state saying that traditional rulers will continue to support this herculeen effort.
The Emir condemned all forms of violent practices against women and girls in the State, vowing to bring such to end.
He also assured that, his council will redouble its efforts to ensure violence against women, all forms of gender discrimination and harmful traditional practices come to an end in his emirate.
He added that everyone should understand that violence against women and girls is unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated.
Dr. Aliyu Ibrahim then called for collective efforts from authorities, including NGOs, to tackle violence and other social vices plaguing women and children in Kano state.