PUT AN END TO EARLY, FORCEFUL MARRIAGE – Association of wives of FCT Traditional rulers
PUT AN END TO EARLY, FORCEFUL MARRIAGE- Association of wives of FCT Traditional rulers
PUT AN END TO EARLY,FORCEFUL MARRIAGE – Association of wives of FCT traditional rulers
The wives of Fct traditional rulers in line with this year’s international day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation 2023, have drawn the attention of the community elders in Karshi area of FCT to put an end to female genital mutilation, early and forceful marriage and other violence in the community.
A press briefing was held at the palace of the Sarkin Karshi, his royal highness Alhaji Ismaila Mohammed, who is very passionate about the welfare, development and growth of the indigenous people of Karshi Chiefdom. In her speech the National Secretary Her Royal majesty Halima Mohammed representing the national president association of Wives of FCT traditional rulers (AWTR) Her Royal Highness Hauwa Kulu- Ibrahim drew the attention of the community elders that young girls need help. An end must come to female genital multilation, early and forceful marriage and other forms of violence in the community.
A recent baseline study conducted in FCT following number of documented SGBV cases were reported to the nearest palace- “Gwagwalada reported the highest number of 900 SGBV, followed by Kwali 121, Abuja Municipal 22, Abaji 12 and Bwari 5 respectively”. Some of this cases had been referred to relevant government agencies, while most resolved through the Traditional justice system.
As an NGO, the Association of Wives to FCT traditional rulers is making attempts to respond beyond rhetoric to the SGBV challenges in the community by seeking an improved administration of traditional justice for our already poor and disadvantaged FCT original inhabitants.