A non-governmental organisation, Women Advocates Research & Documentation Centre (WARDC), at a one-day meeting with regulatory bodies in the education sector, has harped on system strengthening, development of sexual harassment policy & guidelines for preventing and combating sexual gender-based Violence (SGBV) in universities.
The meeting, which took place at the Senate Chamber of the University, was hosted by the Institute for Gender Studies Nasarawa State University, Keffi, with support from the British Council and the European Union.
The Executive Director of WARDC, Dr. Abiola Akinyode-Afolabi, in her presentation, proposed a Model Sexual Harassment Policy and Strengthening System in Tertiary Institutions to Combat Sexual Gender-Based Violence. This, according to her, will help put in check the rising cases of sexual harassment on campuses.
Another speaker, Dr. Mohammed Ayuba Oche of the Department of Sociology, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, spoke about Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Nasarawa State University, Keffi, while highlighting the strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of SGBV policies.
There were goodwill messages from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed, represented by the Director Quality Assurances and SERVICOM, Professor Maikano Ari, the Director Institute of Governance and Development Studies, Professor Andrew Zamani, and the Director Institute of Gender Studies, Dr. Hauwa Mainoma.