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Zamfara First Lady engages students in campaign against GBV


Zamfara First Lady engages students in campaign against GBV.

The Zamfara State First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Matawalle, has organised a three-day training for 200 students to serve as ambassadors in the campaign against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the state.

The Press Secretary to the First Lady,  Hajiya Zainab Shu’aibu disclosed this in a statement issued in Gusau on Thursday.

Shu’aibu noted that the training was organised by the Office of the governor’s Wife in collaboration with an NGO, Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF).

The Special Adviser, Office of the governor’s Wife, Hajiya Fatima Musa who represented the First Lady at the closing ceremony of the training said it was part of the first lady’s activities against GBV.

“The 200 students participating in the training comprise of 100 boys and 100 girls selected from 16 public and private secondary schools across Zamfara.

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“The training aimed at training students on Behavioural Change Communication for Boys and Girls.

“You know, the governor’s wife is sponsoring various programmes against GBV under the 16 days of activism, which started from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10 across the state”, the statement said.

”We felt that students can be our agents in the campaign against the GBV, we are expecting them to go back to their respective communities and embark on sensitisation campaign against GBV.

“You know, students have opportunities to interact with various categories of people in the society, we believe they have great roles to play in this regard,”  she added.

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