Enugu: Group moves against Gender based violence..inaugurates Response Team in 3 LGA’s
A non governmental organisation, the Royal Healthcare Foundation, in collaboration with Women’s Health Action Resource Centre, with funding from UNFPA, has trained no fewer than 16 Gender Based Response Team each in 3 local council areas of Enugu state.
Speaking at the inauguration of the personnel, the Programme Director, Royal Healthcare Foundation, Prince Chris Amalu named the 3 local council areas as Udi, Enugu North, and Enugu South.
According to Amalu, ” their job is to help and prevent issues of gender based violence and ensure that it is reported real time to the appropriate authorities”.
He said that there are also desk officers in each of these local council areas who are part of a team that also comprises police detectives, who would ensure that such matters are prosecuted and justice done.
It was also gathered that the UNFPA are also supporting other activities like the provision of some covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment, PPE like hand sanitizer, facemask, and hand gloves to ensure a good sexual reproductive health and safe delivery in each facility.
“We are also working with the Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development in Enugu state and you can see that the Hon. Commissioner, Mrs. Peace Nnaji is ably represented here.
“We are also working well with the wife of the governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi and i can tell you that if any case is reported, be it rape or defilement, we have a social structure that will ensure that justice is done”. Amalu said.