Director, Ministry of women Affairs to set up mobile court for Gender Based Violence

Mrs. Uju Kenedy Ohanenye, the Minister of Women Affairs, has announced that the Ministry will introduce mobile courts to expedite the delivery of justice in addressing gender-based issues.

During her interaction with journalists in Abuja, the Minister emphasised that these courts would be established in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, civil society organisations, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, and other relevant stakeholders.

She stated, “The Mobile Courts will work closely with the Attorney General of the Federation, the Minister of Justice, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, and security agencies to develop innovative strategies for enforcing the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, combating sexual and gender-based violence, and addressing female genital mutilation.”

Mrs. Ohanenye also mentioned that town criers would be engaged in remote areas to raise awareness, and whistle-blower incentives would be introduced to encourage the reporting of such issues.

She pledged to launch new empowerment initiatives during her first 100 days in office, which she maintained would positively impact the lives of vulnerable women.

She explained, “To encourage women’s groups to establish cooperatives registered with the Ministry, thus enabling us to empower them with various production machines, thereby boosting Nigeria’s economy and improving the livelihoods of women while contributing to nation-building.”

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