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GBV: NHRC Urges Nigerians To Use Toll-Free Line

In partnership with the Fred Nigeria Foundation, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is urging Nigerians to leverage the toll-free number: 6472, to end Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the country.

They made the call on Friday during a GBV awareness creation road walk which started from the Bekaji roundabout to the Total flyover along Jimeta Modern Market, Yola.

The Programme Officer of the foundation, Miss Ifeoma Ogbanufe, said the awareness creation exercise was part of this year’s 16-day activism to end Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Nigeria.

The campaign with the theme: “Invest to prevent violence against women and girls,” was designed to create awareness on the toll-free line to curb the menace.

She said the toll-free line provided an opportunity for victims of the GBV to lodge their complaints with the commission across the country.

The NHRC Coordinator in the state, Grace Mamza said the exercise would expose the people to the effective use of the medium to report cases of human rights violation.

She urged the victims of violence and human rights violations to speak out against their attackers and seek justice.