NGO ‘Int’l Alert’ trains SGBV Responders on Psychological First Aid  in Zamfara

International Alert Nigeria, a prominent non-governmental organization, has initiated a two-day training program focused on Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) first responders in Zamfara State. The training aims to equip responders with essential skills to effectively address SGBV cases within their communities.

Country Director of International Alert Nigeria, Mr. Paul Nyulaku, emphasized the importance of the training in fostering stability and accountability in handling SGBV cases. The program specifically targets female participants from Birnin Magaji and Tsafe local government areas, regions where International Alert is actively involved in SGBV-related projects.

Representing Mr. Nyulaku, Program Manager Mr. Sunday Momoh Jimoh, highlighted that the training would empower responders to deliver psychological first aid to SGBV victims, ensuring they receive the necessary support and justice. He urged participants to engage fully with the training to enhance their capacity to provide critical psychological support.

Dr. Nafisa Muhammad Maradun, Zamfara State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, expressed the state government’s commitment to supporting International Alert’s initiatives.

Mr. Sunday Momoh Jimoh, Program manager

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Habibu Yelwa, Dr. Maradun assured that the state government would continue to uphold and sustain the programs initiated by International Alert, even beyond the project’s duration. She stressed the importance of providing adequate care and protection for SGBV victims’ rights.

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