The leading causes of increasing the menace of Gender Base Violence in the society is hunger and poverty, as most of the victims are girls that comes out for hawking and domestic work.
Dr Suwaiba Sa’id Ahmad, Director center for gender studies Bayero University Kano, made this known while speaking to newsmen at a sensitization lecture organised by Center for Information Technology and Development ( CITAD) on Gender Base Violence at Yusuf Maitama Sule University in Kano.
Dr Suwaiba Sa’id also said, another dimension of the problem are men that cannot afford to take care of their families which result to becoming more violent to their wives and children.
She furlther said the current security challenges in the country is a major contributing factor to gender base Violence as displaced people suffers from the menace in IDP camps.
” We always hear this cases this sad stories from those camps. We heared about genders abuses, gender base Violence in the camps”
Dr Suwaiba also hinted that, bad cultural practices and harmful beliefs translate into stereotyping and beliefs that men are stringer and the women are subservient, which led to misinterpretation and violence against women.
Dr Suwaiba suggested that, for a society to address these challenges, they most ensure women are educated in order to understand their rights.
”Lack of education is related to this gender base Violence, if they are kept in school they are protected ‘
On her part, CITAD gender officer Zainab Aminu said, the event was organised to Sensitize students on some higher institution on the issue of gender base Violence as part of activities to mark the beginning of the 16 days set aside by United Nations to raise awareness on gender base Violence globally.
Also speaking, a gender base Violence awareness champion, Habiba Usman Hassan, urged the participants to remain focused, and not allow agents of gender base Violence distract them.
The event was attended by hundreds of students in the university.