The Sharing Education and Learning for Life Foundation has called on stakeholders in Yola, Adamawa state to sustain their efforts in ensuring the full implementation of the VAPP law in the state. This is to build on the gains already achieved in the state.
This call was made by the SELL team during the advocacy visits to International Federation of Women Journalist (FIDA), National Union of Journalists (NUJ), and Catholic Youth Chaplain among other stakeholders in Yola, Adamawa State on the 25th January, 2022.
Speaking during the visit, Barrister Jamila Buba, Vice Chairperson, International Federation of Women Lawyers, applauded SELL Foundation and other Civil Society Organizations who are in the forefront to see that the laws are domesticated and implemented in the state. She highlighted that the Child protection law has currently passed the second reading and will be opened for public hearing, while the Violence Against Person’s Prohibition (VAPP) law has also been assented to, and about to be gazette in the state. Barrister Jamila added that FIDA and other Civil Society Organizations are have worked tirelessly to popularize and simplify the law into local languages (Hausa and Fulfulde) for easy comprehension..
Mr. Ishaka Dedan Donald, Chairman National Union of Journalist stated that there is need to sensitize the public on the alarming rate of rape cases within the state to avert such heinous crimes and this can be achieved through seminars, advocacy and media engagements.
Similarly, the team visited the Youth chaplain Rev. Fr. Mugaga Damori to discuss SELL sustainability in Yola.
SELL HAD A THREE DAYS TRAINING REVIEW, STAKEHOLDRES ENGAGEMENT IN YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE
The Sharing Education and Learning for Life Foundation was in Yola, Adamawa State from the 25th to 28th January, 2022 to review SELL interventions and its sustainability in the areas of Child Protection, Prevention of Gender Based Violence and Peace building in Adamawa State. The review which lasted for three days brought participants from different youth groups, religious/traditional bodies, government and security agencies and SELL volunteers who have undergone training on the above thematic area.
The highlight of the programme was the stakeholders’ engagement where issues surrounding the Child protection and prevention of violence against person’s prohibition were discussed and strategies on the way forward adopted.