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There should be increased programme/intervention to eliminate GBV/VAWG in/among rural, remote, says Ms Sophie Shima

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By Emmanuel Daudu/Abuja

Ms Sophie Shima, (Belgium/Burundi) – Co-fondatrice & Directrice, Pont de la Solidarite’ asbi and Coordinator of Advocacy/Fundraising/Partnerships; Restore Dignity, Uganda, has called for increased programme/intervention to eliminate GBV/VAWG in/among rural, remote, hard-to-reach, poor urban and resource-constrained settings/populations across the whole world.

Ms Sophie Shima who made the call in a symposium organised by Afrihealth Optonet Association on Gender Based Violence recently, also stressed that ending the inglorious culture of silence around GBV/VAWG ,especially on the victims should be fully support and adopt.

According to her, “the elimination of GBV/VAWG through Legal Reform (minimum standards save lives), training and accountability for professionals (police, judges, medical), service (shelter, medical treatment, livelihoods support), Prevention Education (males and females, adults, teens and children) and Money/Funding (10X increase to $1 per female on earth or 4 billion per year”, she added.

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