Child Rights Act
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has commended Kebbi Government for signing into law, the state’s Child Rights Bill that was passed by the State House of Assembly.
Legal experts have called on states that are yet to pass the Child Rights Act to do so to check abuses. Speaking on ‘Broken Culture and Arrest of Rights to Life’ during the University of Lagos Group of Human Rights commemoration...
Coroner Magistrate Mikhail Kadiri, yesterday, barred journalists from covering the inquest in line with the Child Rights Act, as minors will be testifying.
The Human Rights Watch has urged federal and state authorities to create action plan and ensure effective implementation of the child rights legislation as well as sanction non-compliance.
19 Dec 2021
Although Benue and Plateau states have domesticated the Child Rights Act, children in these two states are still being trafficked to most parts of the country to serve as domestic help, farm assistants, and sex workers.
3 Dec 2021
Borno House of Assembly has convened a public hearing on the domestication of the Child Rights Act (CRA) for the state.
16 Jul 2021
The Federal Government has called for speedy domestication of the Child Rights Act (CRA) in states to check early marriage.
11 Oct 2020
Stakeholders and rights’ activists have called for protection of the girl child from being subjected to any form of inhuman treatment, as contained in the Child Rights Act in 2003.
11 Jun 2020
The Federal Government yesterday vowed to henceforth bring the full weight of the law on rapists, describing the rising cases as embarrassing
4 Jan 2020
The winner of Little Miss Nigeria International 2020, Queen Toluwanimi Omole, has joined the campaign for the promotion of the Child Rights Act in Nigeria
13 Dec 2019
Women took to the streets of Jalingo, Taraba State yesterday to protest against violence on women and girls, especially victims of rape and all forms of sexual assault in the state.
25 Nov 2019
*UNICEF calls for respect of children's rights Adults who have sex with children under age 18 in Nigeria could end up in prison for rape. The law that protects children’s right in Nigeria- The Child Right Act (CRA- 2003), declares sexual act with minors or a child (anyone under age 18), an act of rape…