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UNESCO, Japan empower Gombe, Delta, Bauchi women

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation, in partnership with the Japanese government, has restated its commitment to empowering more Nigerian women and girls.

Speaking during the presentation of the end-line and closing ceremony of the project in Gombe,  the Senior Programme Specialist, UNESCO, Magdalene Anene-Maidoh, said the project developed a training manual, titled, “A Gender-Based Violence Manual’’, which was used by civil society organizations other stakeholders in training other partners in their community.

Anene-Maidoh said UNESCO had last year inaugurated the project to empower women and girls in marginalised communities in Gombe, Bauchi, and Delta states, for better well-being through education and advocacy.

She revealed that the project had also succeeded in increasing awareness of gender-based violence amongst young women facing marginalisation.

She said, “The project was aimed at creating awareness and strategies on addressing the impact of COVID-19 and providing training on preventive measures to women and girls through second-chance education and advocacy, had recorded tremendous success in Gombe.

“Provide psychosocial rehabilitation in support of the long-term recovery of women and girl survivors of SGBV, build the capacity of community media on balanced SGBV reportage, development of COVID-19 prevention messages; and to advocate for the rights of women.”

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