Making Nigeria's Response to COVID-19 Gender-Sensitive - Shared screen with speaker view
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Good morning everyone. Thank you for joining in. We will start the webinar in a minute. Thank you.
All attendees can drop questions in the Q&A section, thank you.
Thank you and I am happy to be here.
The government is not intentional in its speech about the various ways in which the lockdown affects women specifically.
All attendees can drop questions in the Q&A section, will help to get answers to them, thank you.
What are the present structures for reporting and seeking redress for women and girls who are locked down in homes and spaces where they experience violence and abuses. I know courts are not in session and the mobile courts are only to take care of those who disobey lock down orders.
You are right Olabukunola, FIDA Nigeria have provided phone numbers for women and girls in distress. We have received several calls and due to restrictions on movements, these women are not getting the timely support and had to endure more than they can carry.
As at 9th April 2020 South Africa police recorded 2,300 gender based violence complaints due to lockdown, what is the statistics for the Nigeria context, how do we ensure gender based violence is addressed in its totality. Due to lack of information statistics in Nigeria.
Kelvin, kindly post this in the Q&A section. thank you.
thank you sir PPRO frank mbah, my question would rather be, when is your office going to do this information sharing so the public knows your patrol vehicles are available for emergency services? This is because of how busy your work schedule can be so the giant move is not slept on. Thank you again sir for the wonderful work the police has been doing and is doing.
Thank you, Ogah. Kindly post this in the Q&A
@Dr Adaora, there will be time for spoken comments. For now, feel free to drop comments here and questions in Q&A. Thank you.
thank you Mrs Williams for being very honest about the unavailability of a coordinated approach.
From Olabukunola Willams
For Badagry, please contact DSVRT 08137960048 or 09062887843 and Mirabel Centre - 08155770000
From Buky Williams
And please all abuses especially human rights abuses should be report to NHRC. We need them to be documented so that the security agencies can be held accountable - 08037875424, 08179371339 or report.nhrc.gov.ng
Thank you very much to the organisers of this meeting. There is a lot we can do to ensure women's issues are mainstreamed in terms of prevention, response and intervention. Organisations, including security agencies and health sector must work together to make this work. We cannot afford to work in silos to engender gender.
The response also needs to be devolved at state levels too, because states have their various EoCs and Taskforces usually chaired by the Deputy Govs.
Advocacies need to be carried out at state levels and as the state level responses need to pick up.
You can read our policy paper on why gender matters to the COVID19 response in Nigeria and recommendations to the Presidential Task Force, donors and civil society here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DsUt_mmG0Ihg3YNVNUmsClvKnre_5Pgg5MqDG8fe6dc/edit?usp=sharing
Thank you very much to all panelists and attendees.