The National Human Rights Commission NHRC has recorded 158 517 complaints on Sexual and Gender Based Violence SGBV against women and children 2021.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission Chief Tony Ojukwu made this know in Maiduguri in his message at the Call to Action workshop to develop North East roadmap on protection from gender based violence in emergencies organised by UN Population Fund UNFPA.
Ojukwu was represented by Mrs Ngozi Okore Deputy Director Research in the commission According to him the commission has created a counselling unit in addition to other departments handling women children and vulnerable groups to address the overwhelming complaints to the commission.
Ojukwu also said that a designated tool free lines and digital platform was launched to direct a victim a responder.
He also said, We wish to commend UNFPA for this event in order to bring to the fore the need and way forward to addressing GBV in emergencies.