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Women for Women International empowers, trains victims of violence in Plateau

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Women for Women international has empowered and trained women who are survival of violence on skill acquisition in six Local Government Areas of Plateau State.

The women who benefited from the women for Women International two years programme were drawn from communities in the six Local Government areas of the state to include Pankshin, Jos North, Jos South,  Riyom, Jos East and Wase.

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The Country Director Women for women international, Bukola Onyishi in her remark during feedback session with change agents in Plateau State to round-up the two years program which ended in December, 2020 said WFWI has empowered women to be free from gender-based violence and build women’s skills to increase their participation in their communities.

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Onyishi who was represented by Zainab Gbobaniyan said the deprivation of women resulting from violence should be of central concern to governments and to societies at large as an intrinsic human rights issue and because of the epidemic’s negative impact on economic growth and poverty reduction. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The Country Director said the exposure to intimate partner violence is linked with a multitude of adverse physical health outcomes, including acute injuries, chronic pain, gastrointestinal illness, gynecological problems, depression, and substance abuse.

The Director noted that the change agents has engage with decision makers and power holders in adaptive ways that contextualizes deprivations and gaps reinforced by poor domestication, passage and implementation of gender responsive laws and policies.

She commended the change agents in the six Local Government Areas of Plateau State on the effort done so far and encourage them to continue in the struggle, saying women for Women International and other partners are ready to partner with them is their Independent programs.

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