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16 Day of Activism: Ekiti Govt supports campaign on Gender-Based Violence

Victims of Sexual abuse and assault In Ekiti state have been challenged to speak out and report any case of such to appropriate authorities for prompt government response to their plights.

Governor Kayode Fayemi stated this in Ado Ekiti at the inauguration of Moremi Clinic to Serve as Sexual Assault Referral Centre, as part of activities marking a 16-day Global Activism Against Gender Based Violence.

Dr Fayemi explained that the idea of the sexual referral Centre was to demonstrate government commitment to ensure global best practices in the promotion and protection of women and girls rights in the State.

He remarked that the centre would provide free medical and legal supports for victims to guarantee justice.

Earlier, the wife of the Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi said that women and girl child needed special care and attention as against daily assault.

She urged stakeholders to support government drive in the protection and promotion of rights of women and girls to guarantee a better society..

Tope Bamidele

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