By Hassan Umar SHALLPELLA, Adamawa
The State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Lami Patrick has disclosed that Adamawa State Government will soon establish a DNA forensic lab that will aid access to justice for Gender-Based Violence survivors.
The Commissioner disclosed this while declaring open the 16 days of activism designed to discourage violence against women and girls organized by the Ministry in collaboration with developing partners held at the Women Development Center Yola.
The theme for this year is Orange the World, Fund, Response, Prevent Conflict.
Patrick explained that the Government has taken action to bridge funding gaps to ensure the provision of essential services to survivors of violence, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.
Also speaking, the Adamawa Programme Officer of the Women United Nations Population Fund, in Adamawa Dr. Danladi Idrisa who reiterated the commitment towards ensuring the end of Gender Base Violence, called on Government to speed up action in preventing and mitigating violence against women and girls.