Center for Information and Development technology, CITAD has raised an alarm over high rate of Gender Based Violence, GBV cases being recorded in Kano state.
The Non Governmental Organization said it has tracked the cases via its application, starting from September and recorded no fewer than 61 cases from rural and urban areas in Kano.
CITAD Gender Project Programme Officer, Hajiya Zainab Aminu disclosed this to newsmen at a Press conference on Wednesday.
She added that the program, titled “strengtheing citizens response and protection against Gender Based Violence in Kano” with support from Ford foundation has trained 40 community champions and 24 monitors in tertiary institution across the state.
The aim of the intervention in the state, according to her, is to acheive a safety soceity for women and girls, free from gender based violence and discrimination, bridge gender gap in girl child education and other social vices in the state.
She explained that the CITAD GBV App serves as a way of reporting a case on privacy, embedded monitors with communities, co-operation and sharing data with various agencies, such as national orientation agency, sensitization activities by trained champions communities.
Hajiya Zainab said “he CITAD GBV app showcases the victims of the report of the female are 47 while 14 male,”
According to her, the app reported case are collectively in categories and numbers as follows; rape case (10), online harassment (12), sexual blackmail(4), wife battery (2) sexual harassment (18) sexual abuse (14) and social Media 1.
“Urban areas are at the higest figured. In this regard, CITAD called on kano state assembly to domesticate the child rights Act and VAPP act, religious and traditional leaders, Government and non Governmental organizations and media house should contribute immensely on Advocating, Awareness creation in curbing the menace in the state,” she appealed.