Stakeholders on gender based issues in Ekiti State have stressed the need to review all that has been done so far and to also set up a 2-year plan of action in order to halt the ugly trend in the State.
This was contained in a 10 points Resolutions arrived at a Special Plenary Session, organized by members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly as part of activities marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence ( GBV) in the state. The Resolutions, read at the Special Plenary by the Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon Adeoye Aribasoye , also stressed the need for immediate evaluation of adequacy of laws and administrative interventions on gender based violence in the state.
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Other Resolutions agreed at the Special Session included the need to reach out to LGs/LCDAs management Committee, support and leadership by Mr Governor, and that all newly appointed/ to be appointed government officials should be made sensitive to GBV concerns individually and in their Ministries, Departments and Agencies; Others are the need for increase funding for GBV responses, the need for stakeholders collaboration and the need to adopt, *if you see something, say something,* as slogan to drive home the need for collaboration, among others.
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The Special Plenary Session was chaired by the Wife of the State Governor, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji with the Assembly Speaker, Rt Hon Olubunmi Adelugba as Chief Host. The Wife of the Governor and the Assembly Speaker, bemoaned the poor record of the state on gender based violence, and said no stone would be left unturned in reversing the trend. They said, they intend to do this by launching a far-reaching campaign against gender based violence in Ekiti state, in order to have a saner society.
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