Women groups demand protection of rights, elimination of gender-based violence
Research has shown that one out of every three women has experienced some form of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) or the other, which implies...
Centre organises workshop to curb gender-based violence
Nigerians have been urged to champion efforts aimed at tackling violence against women and provide support to victims, to help them overcome their ordeals. The call was made at the fifth edition of the Orange Lecture organised by Genesis House, a female residential rehabilitation and resource centre in Lagos in conjunction with Access Bank Plc.…
FCTA vows to end sexual and gender-based violence
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Wednesday, restated its commitment to ending sexual and gender-based violence and craved the support of the Rule of Law and Anti Corruption (ROLAC) programme of the British Council to achieve that.
15 persons get different jail terms for gender-based violence in Akwa Ibom
Akwa Ibom State government has secured different jail terms for more than 15 offenders of gender-based violence in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Women Affairs, Dr. Glory Edet, disclosed this yesterday in Uyo
World Bank Partners Ekiti Government To Tackle Gender-Based Violence, Genital Mutilation
Ekiti State Government and the World Bank Group have forged an alliance aimed at working together to tackle gender-based violence, rape and female genital mutilation in the State.
It’s not enough to #OrangeTheWorld, We need to Denormalise Violence against Women
"Not until the half of our population represented by women and girls can live free from fear, violence and everyday insecurity, can we truly say we live in a fair and equal world." — UN Secretary-General“ António Guterres The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 2018, was commemorated with the theme -…
NACA advances solutions to HIV, gender-based violence
As part of activities to commemorate 16 days of activism on Gender Based Violence (GBV) for 2017, the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) is advancing economic empowerment initiatives for addressing Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) intersections with GBV. Every year, the 16 days of activism against GBV is commemorated from November 25 (the International…
Worries over increasing domestic, gender-based violence
No doubt, domestic violence, which before now was accepted and tolerated as a normal way of marital life in some cultures and traditions, has become an issue of global concern. But in recent years, it has come under the searchlight of the global community and is now being viewed as a serious crime against humanity.…