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18 Jun 2020
With an alarming figure of 717 reported cases of rape between January and May, the Federal Government has promised to do everything possible to stem the growing tide of the “pandemic”.
18 Jun 2020
The Police Command in Kano State said it has recorded 42 rape cases in the state between January and May.
15 Jun 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, at the State House, Abuja.
15 Jun 2020
The raging rape epidemic is spreading like a wild fire across the country as more girls, mostly minors, continue to fall victims. A 23-year-old man, Badmus Qaudri, was at the weekend arrested by men of the Ogun State police command for defiling a three-year-old girl (name withheld).
13 Jun 2020
Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi is a gender equality advocate as well as Sexual and Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response expert. At the 2020 Commonwealth Day Service with the Queen of England, she was appointed Commonwealth Official Flag-bearer to lead the Procession of Her Majesty. In recognition of her incredible work on advancing gender equality, Osowobi was…
7 Jun 2020
The Minister of State FCT, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has called for stiffer penalties against rapists to check the increasing cases of rape and other forms of sexual violence.
5 Jun 2020
Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), has called for partnership between government, institutions, Civil Society Organisations and the community...
27 May 2020
As the cases of the COVID-19 infection in Lagos State continue to rise daily with an increasing number of cases of violence against women and girls also being recorded
28 Feb 2020
Sexual Violence is the general term used to describe any kind of unwanted sexual act or attempt directed towards an individual, irrespective of the relationship to the victim. It includes activities such as rape, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation and others.
4 Jan 2020
Stakeholders in Nigeria’s judicial sector has decried the judicial and prosecutorial attitude to cases of sexual and domestic violence in the country.
4 Jan 2020
According to a recent U.N. children’s fund report, one in four boys and one in 10 girls under age 18 are victims of sexual violence.
8 Dec 2019
Some traditional rulers in Enugu State have canvassed leadership opportunities for women, saying it would enhance the campaign against rape and abuse of women in the society.

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