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FEMA partners FIDA to curb domestic violence

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has partnered with the Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA) on a safe home for victims of abuse and domestic violence.

The Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, made the disclosure in a statement issued by Nkech Isa
Head, Public Relations Unit of the agency, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Idriss, who hosted a delegation of FIDA led by its Chairperson, Rachel Adejo at his office, expressed concern about an upsurge in cases of rights violation and molestation, especially of the girl-child in recent times in the country.

“All of us here are parents and we must do the little we can to support you,” he said.

Earlier, the FIDA chairperson, explained that they were in FEMA to solicit for funds the building of a safe shelter for victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

According to her, during the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increase in cases of domestic violence and sexual abuse of minors by their fathers.

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“We need to take some girls off the street. On a daily basis we received cases of people who want us to shelter them,” she said.

She disclosed that FIDA is a non-governmental organization that relied on dues and donations from good-spirited Nigerians to carry out its activities.

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