Galvanizing Mass Action Against Gender-Based Violence

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Location

Kano State

Beneficiaries

30 Young People

Donors

Canadian High Commission in Nigeria

Partners

CODE

Galvanizing Mass Action Against Gender-Based Violence (GMAAK) 2021

BCAI, in collaboration with CODE and with the support of the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria, successfully implemented the "Galvanizing Mass Action Against GBV (Gender-Based Violence) in Kano" project in Kano State. The project's primary objective was to mobilize mass action toward the passage of the VAPP Act, which serves as a robust legal framework that protects the vulnerable in Kano State.

As part of the project, 30 young people were trained as GAs to lead the activities. These GAs were responsible for conducting a series of radio engagements and advocacy visits to key stakeholders, including policymakers and concerned citizens. The activities were aimed at sensitizing the general public on the need for harmonizing the VAPP Act with the State Penal Code to provide comprehensive protection for vulnerable persons.

The GAs successfully conducted a sensitization campaign that contributed to the call for harmonizing the VAPP Act with the State Penal Code, which is expected to be passed soon. These efforts led to securing commitments from policymakers towards the passage of the harmonized Penal Code and the VAPP Act.

The project was instrumental in raising awareness among key stakeholders about the need for comprehensive legal protection for vulnerable persons in Kano State. The project's success is attributed to the efforts of the GAs in conducting the sensitization campaign and advocacy visits, leading to securing commitments from policymakers towards the passage of the harmonized Penal Code and the VAPP Act.