A Non-Governmental Organization, the Women of Dignity and Girls of Honour Empowerment Initiative (WDGH) which is focused on ensuring the protection of women and girls in Nigeria, has sought collaboration with the Nigerian Police force, Bwari division in achieving this aim. The Executive Director, WDGH, Mrs Adekunle Olaide Rachael is seeking possible collaboration and support from the members of the Nigeria Police force.
She stated this during a courtesy visit by the team to the Bwari Divisional Police Officer, CSP Charles Orisakwe at the Bwari divisional headquarters, Abuja.
The Executive Director said Sexual and engender-basedolence is recognized as a universal problem almost reaching a pandemic proportion” she said. “In line with our mandate to protect women and girls in the society, the Women of Dignity and Girls of Honour Empowerment Initiative (WDGH) is looking forward to collaborating with the Nigeria Police Force.There have been several cases of violence and sexual assault against girls and women in the nation at large. “.
Mrs Adekunle Olaide Rachael further said, “As part of the mission of the WDGH, having identified factors affecting women and girls in the society, WDGH seeks to collaborate with the Nigerian police force to keep responding to the increasing challenges of sexual assault and domestic gender-based violence. WDGH seeks a mutual relationship to we work together to achieve a better living”.
Responding, the DPO CSP Charles Orisakwe assured that the division will work in synergy with WDGH to achieve this purpose.
He said “It appears the issue of domestic violence seems to be on the increase now, as some people get violent at the slightest provocation. You never can tell the kind of domestic violence that will result in data quality; that is why we pursue such matters vigorously”.
He further promised to give the support of the Bwari division, by ensuring there is a contact person in case of an emergency. WD is a non-governmental not for profit organization committed to ensuring the total well-being of girls and women in Nigeria.