National Agency for Control of AIDS, NACA, has established desks of intervention for gender violence especially for women living with HIV/AIDS across the 36 states of Nigeria.
Representing NACA Director general, Alex Ogundipe disclosed this today, Friday while speaking with the journalists in Abuja.
Ogundipe stated that gender violence was bad during the covid-19 pandemic, adding that Women are most affected which disempowered them in all ways.
He noted that, in the last quarter, NACA has put forward guidelines which focus on the beneficiary communities.
Speaking earlier, regional director, international community of women living with HIV West Africa, Assumpta Reginald Stated that one of the sustainable development goals is the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.
She therefore called on all Nigerians to stand up for change, support and empowerment of women for better society.
Reginald further expressed concern about the stigmatization of people with HIV/AIDS, which she described has a gender based violence. Adding that this violence has no economic or social boundaries.
As at today, over 1.5 million people with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has been enrolled on treatment out of the population of almost 2million persons.
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