FIDA Advocates Creation of Special Court For Gender Based Violent

As part of the activities to Mark 16 Days Activism in Ebonyi state,the chairperson of International  Federation of Women lawyers, Barr.Mrs.Grace Iheanacho Chima has called for the creation of "Gender Based Violence Court in Ebonyi state to ensure speedy Justice delivery of cases of gender based violence across the state.

Speaking on this year's theme,"End Violence Against Women and Children Now" Barr.Mrs.Chima enjoined stakeholders in the Justice delivery sector, political leaders, Royal fathers, religious leaders and other well meaning Nigerians to Join and support the fight against gender based violence more especially as it affects women and children saying that women and children have a critical role to play in the society and should be well taking care of as well as giving them sense of belongings instead of abusing them in diverse ways adding that she has played a significant role as the chairperson  of FIDA in Ebonyi state to ensure that gender based violence is reduced to the bearest minimum.

She also called on parents and guidance to take full responsibility of their children to avoid being abused and also not to hesitate to report any form of violence mated against women and children for prompt intervention.

Responding,the chief Judge of Ebonyi state, Justice Elvis Anegu Ngene applauded the efforts of FIDA for the numerous interventions and rescue missions the have embarked upon  in the fight against gender based violence in Ebonyi state pledging to give them maximum support and ensure speedy Justice delivery.

"I want to commend FIDA, Ebonyi state chaptre for the marvelous work the have been doing.I am aware of the numerous interventions the have made in no distant past.I am also aware of the rescue missions you have embarked upon to salvage the battered and the oppressed.I commend you all highly and pray that you sustain the tempo.
Justice Ngene further stated that the violence against women and children is barbaric and inhuman and should not be condoned by anybody but be reported to the appropriate authorities for prompt intervention noting that when he was the administrative Judge of Afikpo,he had so many cases of violence against women and children and as the presiding judge,he  never allowed  anybody accused of rape, defilement to receive bail through out his staying there as a judge.
``I must tell you i didn't just start now.When i was the administrative judge of Afikpo,I had numerous cases of violence against women and children, and as a presiding judge,I had to enterven and took it upon myself to ensure that anybody who is accused of rape, defilement never received bail while  i was there for six years.
He encouraged  FIDA not to allow the tempo to go down but work harder to ensure violence against women and children are eradicated in order to have sanity everywhere stating that Family Court is already designated in all the three senatorial zones of Ebonyi state and have been empowered to deal decisively with matters relating to child and violation of children and women particularly saying that there is need for them to strategize with ministry of Justice to ensure that matters reported to them are expeditiously dealt with.

Earlier yesterday,the group had already embarked on roadwalk to create awareness about gender based violence against women and children and the need to stop it.

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