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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has reiterated its commitment to zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women and girls, especially in the FCT.


FCTA Permanent Secretary, Sir, Chinyeaka Ohaa who stated this while declaring open the two-day inception workshop to launch the EU-UN joint Spotlight Initiative in the FCT, said the worst form of violence is against the vulnerable in the society, mostly women and girls.


“It is about time that we all woke up and not only speak against this unconscionable evil but also take concrete action against it. Keeping silent only emboldens the aggressors and perpetrates the circle of violence and repression”.


 He further said, “ negative social norms which condone or support violence against women and girls and harmful practices remain pervasive. These, he continued are characterized by child marriages, female genital mutilation and reproductive organ ailments such as VVF”.


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