From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Towards accelerating prosecution of culprits perpetrating sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), a Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) Attah Sister Helping Hands Foundation (ASHH), in partnership with Action Aid and Global Affairs Canada have put together a two days Capacity Building Training for Police, Gender desk officers and staff of the Ministry of Justice in Bauchi State.
In a welcome address shortly before the commencement of the training held at Hazibal Suites Bauchi, Chairperson of SGBV case management committee of ASHH Foundation, Fatima Abubakar said the training would assist in fast tracking prosecution and convictions in SGBV cases in Bauchi State.
Abubakar who sounded worried, wondered why despite the enabling environment created for prosecution of SGBV cases in Bauchi, the menace of such is still persistent, calling on the authorities to always muster the courage to speed up the prosecution of rape cases to ensure that victims get justice.
“Rape victims are still putting pieces of their shattered lives together with little or no access to basic medical and psychological care which they desperately need”.