The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Abuja branch, has taken its gender parity advocacy outreach to Utako market.
Speaking with journalists Thursday at the commemoration of the 16 days activism to end violence against women, the Chairperson of the Advocacy Committee of FIDA in Abuja, Lady Gloria Ezekika, said the group has set up legal clinic to offer free legal assistance to women.
“FIDA is interested in ensuring that the home is peaceful so that the country can be peaceful. Thus, we are here to assist women who might be having legal or other means of challenges at the home front free of charge”, she said.
Earlier at the Africa Regional Conference of the women lawyers, the group’s Vice President, Laraba Shuaibu said better legal framework is one of the means of achieving gender parity.
While commending the humanitarian visit of FIDA to Kuchingoro IDP camp, the Minister (State), Budget & Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, urged the group to look into the sexual abuse against girls and women at IDP camps in the North-east.
“I want to appeal to FIDA to look into the allegations of abuse and violation of girls and women in IDP camps. I know you are well suited to do this in a manner that will provide justice and relief to the women”, she said