The president Students’ Union Government (SUG) of Adamawa State university Mubi, Comrade Victor Vincent has lauded the sultan foundation for organizing a one day workshop to highlight the ills of Gender Based Violence (GBV), Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and other harmful practices.
Vincent who made the disclosure on the sidelines of the workshop noted that GBV and all forms of violence are inimical to civilization calling on the organization to maintain the tempo for its benefit to humanity.
He stated that the role of women in the society should be greatly appreciated adding that because of their importance, women’s rights and priviledges need to be respected and preserved with passion.
Vincent called on the foundation to continue with the laudable initiative just as he called on the students to be good ambassadors of Sultan foundation by putting into practice what they learnt during the one day training.
During the training which was highly interactive, students raised questions on prevention and channels of reporting incidences of domestic violence especially intimate partner violence.
They noted that cultural norms have been playing a vital role in hindering gender equitable norms noting that with the knowledge acquired, they will serve as the foundations ambassadors against the menace of GBV and other harmful practices.
Speaking on the rationale of the training Barrister Amina Muhammad Ali, the state deputy coordinator of the foundation said, the objective is to train the students to understand the peculiarities and dangers of such vices against the society.
She urged the students to put whatever they learnt into practice so as to become advocates of gender equitable norms in the future.