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Governor calls for coordinated GBV response

2020-12-07  Staff Reporter2

Governor calls for coordinated GBV response

Cecilia Iyambo

Kavango East governor Bonifatius Wakudumo has called on stakeholders to ensure their efforts are well coordinated in the fight against gender-based violence.

Wakudumo said is saddening for a country with such a small population to have a high spate of violence. 
He advised stakeholders to be strategic and ensure they carry out activities that will bring about change in society, adding that if people partake in a march against GBV, they should walk away knowing and understanding the importance of participating in such a march.

“We need to ensure that our activities are well coordinated, and they have a lasting impact. As a task force, we should have a coordinated centre where all our tasks are clearly stated to avoid duplication of activities,” said the governor, who was speaking during a recent event marking the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence in the region. 
According to Wakudumo, the Liquor Act to be re-visited, noting that alcohol abuse is a contributing factor to the rising cases of GBV. 

He further noted that during the Covid-19 lockdown period, cases slightly decreased, but shot up once the lockdown was lifted.


 


2020-12-07  Staff Reporter2

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