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Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) Calabar held a 2-Day By-laws Development Workshop for fifty (50) Community Leaders in Selected Local Government Areas in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States under the Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) project.
The activity which took place from Thursday June 8th – Friday June 9th in Akwa Ibom and Wednesday June 14th – Thursday June 15th in Cross River State aimed at building Capacity of Community Leaders to gain knowledge and skills on practical steps and guides on how to develop/review by-laws for SGBV/CEFM interventions that are in line with provisions of existing laws in the states.
Participants also explored practical steps in implementing byelaws that mitigate SGBV and CEFM in their different communities.
Highlights of the workshop was the emergence of draft copy of byelaws for ratification and adaption by the various communities and distribution of copies of the VAPP, disability Rights laws and SGBV Referral pathways.