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Sexual violence

4 Dec 2019
As part of activities to mark the sixteen days’ activism against gender-based violence, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and the United Nations Women (UN Women) yesterday embarked...
25 Nov 2019
Nigeria launched its first national sexual offenders register on Monday, setting up a database of those convicted for sexual violence in a move seen as an important step towards clamping down on abuse.
31 Aug 2019
The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), has concluded a two-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of religious institutions in responding to domestic and sexual violence.
24 Jul 2019
A fresh data released by Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has exposed the alarming rate of rape and sexual violence incidents, especially among minors, saying 69 per cent of survivors of sexual violence fall under the age of 18.
29 Jun 2019
Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a non-governmental organisation in partnership with United States Agency for International Development...
10 Jun 2019
Six men were convicted Monday over the notorious 2018 gang rape and murder in India of an eight-year-old girl from a Muslim nomadic tribe that provoked horror and stoked inter-religious tensions.
2 May 2019
Amongst the dust hazy skies and rolling green hills of Northern Nigeria lies a dark secret. This  secret is shrouded in a lifetime’s worth of silence, that, thanks to social media may finally be coming to an end. Violence against women is a traditional long standing practice in the North. According to Relief Web reported…
29 Oct 2018
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has urged states to domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP) to address sexual violence in various states of the country. Director General of the agency, Julie Okah-Donli, gave the charge in Abuja at the weekend when the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) visited…
21 Feb 2018
I am not a fan of false equivalences, so I admit to not joining in conversations about why the #MeToo movement that is sweeping Western countries cannot or is not happening here.
12 Nov 2017
In ‘Nnena’s Loss,’ Anyianuka focuses on the betrayal that confronts many wives from their husbands, who in spite of how much love they profess to their wives, still have a woman on the side to titillate them.
2 Nov 2017
According to an inspector from Isolo police station, Bright Agozie, there has been a remarkable increase in the number of cases being reported to them despite the fact that victims find it difficult to come out and report.
17 Oct 2017
The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) yesterday revealed that 950 domestic and sexual violence cases have been reported this year, which is about 100 per cent increase...


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