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Gov’t vow to end GBV in Eastern Equatoria

By Kabaka Quintous Leone

Government in Eastern Equatoria State has vowed to end Gender Base Violence (GBV) across the State.

The major common form of Gender based violence in eastern Equatoria state such as rape, wife beatings, force and early marriages, discriminations against girl child.

Speaking to the Press, the 1st Director General for Culture Youth and Sports, Wani Kute Joseph said that parents have to treat their children equal to realize national building. 

He further revealed that Eastern Equatoria State government together with partners to put GBV to an end in 2030.

“I would like to emphasize that we are behind all these and we want all of us to put our hands together so as we end child marriage,” Joseph said.

He added that all assistance to must be given to all of them because if we educate a girl, we have educated a nation.

Meanwhile, the Director General for Child and Social Welfare, Dominica Idwa said that  her Ministry and the stakeholders are putting plans fighting to end child marriage and GBV within the State.

“We shall end this gender based violence, it is avow we shall end it and I appreciate the national ministry of gender for initiating this anti-GBV that will be launch soon some months to come and we see that the anti-GBV bill should work and should be disseminated to all the states so that we see whatever is happening we should be against it”, Idwa stated.

The Gender Analyst working for united nation population fund, Viola Riak says the stakeholders should work on issues of ending Child marriage.

“State government, partners and particularly UNFPA is working closely together with National Ministry of Gender at national level to make sure that this harmful traditional practice is ended before 2030. We need to see that we protect our girls,” she concluded.

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