From Mika’il Tsoho
A non governmental organisation popularly known as Gumel Youth Empowerment Association (GYEA), has sensitized over 1,125 women and young girls on abortion and post abortion medical care in Gumel Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
Speaking to news men, the executive director of the association comrade Musa Mu’azu said, as part of the effort to improve reproductive health, GYEA with support from IPAS targetted some communities that have limited access to accurate information on save medical abortion, save contraceptives use and sensitize them to avoid unsafe abortion and abortion stigma.
He explained that, the sensitization workshops will improve the knowledge and change the attitudes of over 1,125 women and young girls to adopt save abortion as well as to build social support among women and girls.
According to him, ten progressive religious and traditional leaders were engaged who will serve as champions in speaking up and building social support for women and girls in the communities.
Comrade Mu’azu added that, the workshop will also build capacities of 1,125 women on better referral pathways to enable them make easier referral.
The executive director said, the effort will reduce the rampant maternal mortality and miscarriage among the women as well as to improve reproductive health in the state.
He then urged the participants to appropriately use the knowledge and skills acquired during the workshop and extend it to other women in their various communities.