National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), has revealed that it received about 138 cases of gender-based violence in Nigeria in 2022.
National President of the Society, Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau, who disclosed this in Abuja said, the NCWS was able to follow up with at about 43 of the reported cases.
She was speaking at a media parley in Abuja in commemoration of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
“According to the data we have, violence against women is deeply rooted in gender inequality and most cases come from areas that suffer from insecurity,” she said.
The NCWS President, appealed to Federal Government to support the Society towards realizing policies that would aid gender equality in the country.
She also appealed to religious bodies to assist in ensuring that violence cases against women in their domains are reported for necessary actions and solutions to the problems.
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