Hadiza El-Rufai, the wife of Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, has donated cash to survivors of Gender-Based Violence in the state.
The governor’s wife, who also chairs the Northern Governors’ Wives Forum, stated that the fight against GBV must be fought and won.
Mrs El-Rufai noted that one of the best ways to combat the scourge of GBV was education and financial empowerment of women folk while receiving victims at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House on Tuesday.
According to her, when women are educated and empowered, they will be financially independent of their abusers, which is why the Governors Wives Forum has decided to provide some cash relief to survivors.
As a result, she gave each survivor N100,000, including young Safiya, who has Down syndrome and was raped several times and impregnated by a relative of her stepfather.
“The problem of Gender Based Violence is enormous,” she said, adding that the fight against it “must not be taken lightly; it is a battle that must be fought and won.” As a result, we must be steadfast in our opposition.
“Gender-Based Violence is a global issue; it is exacerbated here due to cultural beliefs, but we will continue to do our best.” We will continue to fight for women’s rights.
“We have a fund today that we want to give to survivors of Gender-Based Violence.” We understand that money cannot take away your pains or make you forget your pains, but we believe it can alleviate the effects of your suffering and help you become financially independent of your abusers.
“We’re doing this because we know that when women have some financial independence, it helps because some women end up returning to their abusers because there’s nothing they can do.”
“This is why we need to educate our women and provide opportunities for those who cannot be educated.”