In continuation with the activities marking the project: Enhancing Prevention and Response to Gender Based Violence in Rivers State, Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (#cehrd) trained Enforcement Institutions known as Service Providers on the Provisions of Rivers State Violence Against Persons (Prohibitions) [VAPP] Law in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria.
The training which held on the 5th of April, 2022, created and increased the knowledge of Service Providers on the duties required of them as prescribed by the #riversstatevapplaw. This was to enable each Service Provider work efficiently in the fight against GBV and to ensure the culture of silence is dealt with.
Appreciating the process, Dr. Keke Rammyson, the Medical of Health Officer (MOH), Tai LGA commended CEHRD for the initiative to train service providers on the provisions of #riversstatevapplaw.
He underscored the numerous works done by health personnel on the fight against GBV and promised to ensure enhancement to what they have been doing.
The Service Providers as mentioned in the #riversstatevapplaw include: Rivers State Ministry of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Nigerian police, Lawyers, Primary Healthcare Management Board Rivers State (including Doctors, Nurses and Health workers), Civil Society Organizations (#CSOs, CBOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (#NGOs).
CEHRD included Religious Leaders and Traditional Leaders due to the psychological support they provide and also the fact that victims of GBV readily reports cases to them since they are closer to the people. CEHRD is glad to be one of the leading organizations in the push for the implementation of the #riversstatevapplaw.
This project is supported by European Union in Nigeria
Photo Credit: Egbilika Josiah, CEHRD