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Child Rights Act

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…
12 Sep 2019
Different Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Gombe State have told the state government to domesticate the Child Rights Act to curb early and forced marriage in the state.
16 Jul 2019
The debate about the allegation of rape which hit the social medial penultimate week is still waxing stronger by every passing minute. As expected, a lot of people have expressed their divergent opinions from their level of understanding of the subject matter.
4 Sep 2017
The CDC and NHRC said while speaking with journalists that the rationale behind their intervention was to ensure that the state prioritises the passage of the Act through the state House of Assembly.
11 Aug 2017
I witnessed first hand the deep-seated and seething divisions in Nigeria and realised that after all said and done, our greatest and irreconcilable differences might just be in the attitude to our various religions! This happened at the just concluded national conference on the welfare of the child....
28 May 2017
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged government at all levels to intensify efforts at putting an end to violence against children in the country, imploring them to adopt Child Rights Act in all 36 states of the federation. 
26 May 2017
According to the lawmakers, the violation of this Act is responsible for the high rate of child labour, cultism and illiteracy that is prevalent among a sizeable population of the children.
3 Apr 2017
Katsina State government has announced plans to domesticate the Child Rights Act in line with tradition and religion of people in the state.To this end, a five-member technical committee has been raised to study the Act and seek stakeholders’ input on the issue.
31 Jul 2016
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, on Sunday said the Federal Government had released N150 billion for women entrepreneurship development in Nigeria.
21 May 2015
UNICEF has urged state governments to domesticate the Child Rights Act

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