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Published On: Thu, Jul 25th, 2019

Ohaa harps on zero tolerance for violence against women, girls

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By Stanley Onyekwere

Permanent Secretary of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, has reiterated its commitment to zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women and girls, especially in the FCT.
Ohaa who stated this recently said the worst form of violence is against the vulnerable in the society, mostly women and girls.
He said: “It is about time that we all woke up and not only speak against this unconscionable evil but also take concrete action against it. Keeping silent only emboldens the aggressors and perpetrates the circle of violence and repression.
“Negative social norms which condone or support violence against women and girls and harmful practices remain pervasive. These, he continued are characterized by child marriages, female genital mutilation and reproductive organ ailments such as VVF.”

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