Report Cases of Abuse, BENGONET Coordinator Charges Students

By Denen Achussah

The Coordinator, Benue NGO Network (BENGONET) and founder Women’s Health Empowerment and Peace Initiative (WOHEPI), Mrs. Shimenenge Kyaagba, has charged students to report cases of abuse to their parents or teachers at school.
Mrs. Kyaagba gave the charge on Friday, 3rd December, 2021, at UBE St. Theresa’s Makurdi, during a talk with the students as part of activities marking 16 days of activism to end violence against women in Makurdi.
The campaign is organised by WOHEPI and Centre for Health System Initiative Development (CHESIDS).
Mrs. Kyaagba adviced the students to pay attention to their studies in order to achieve their dreams and avoid things like premarital sex, drug abuse, keeping bad company as well as avoid getting involved in other social vices.
“At home, school or on the street, some of you are abused. Even parents, some abuse their children,” she said.
She also adviced the students not to trust people who come to promise them good living outside home, warming that some of such advances Amy lead them not to fulfil their dreams.
“Report cases of abuse to your parents or teachers and if it gets to us, we will take action,” the BENGONET Coordinator assured.
While imploring the students to learn about the subject and educate their friends and siblings with view to stopping gender violence, Mrs. Kyaagba said “when we treat both gender fairly, then we are working for a better society.”
Ajekwe Nguavese, of NYNETHA, interacted with the students on sex, gender, violence, sexual and gender based violence, child sexual abuse, and human trafficking.

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Over 300 students of the school, with their teachers listened to development workers speak to them on gender based violence issues. 

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