Group leads sensitisation on VAPP in Adamawa
Following passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Bill by the State House of Assembly in Adamawa, Stand To End Rape Initiative (STER), has stressed on the need to enhance the implementation of the act in the state.
Rapists risk life sentence in Kogi as Assembly passes VAPP bill
The Kogi State House of Assembly has passed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) bill, which proposes life imprisonment for rapists and their collaborators in the state.
ActionAid urges speedy passage of VAPP bill in Kogi
ActionAid Nigeria has called on Kogi State House of Assembly to speedily pass the Violence Against Persons Prohibitions (VAPP) bill, to end all forms of violence against women in the state.
Canadian govt, CODE urge speedy passage of VAPP to halt abuses against women
The Canadian High Commission and Connected Development (CODE) has urged state governments to speedily adopt the Violence against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act to end Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria. The duo urged the Nigerian government to establish a comprehensive policy and regulatory framework that guarantees the safety and security of the most vulnerable…
Group seek to end discrimination, maltreatment meted on widows
The Initiative For Women and Girls Right Advancement (IWOGRA), a not for profit organisation has stressed the need to end all forms of discrimination, violence and maltreatment faced by widows.
Renewed crusade against rape … Surmounting the obstacles
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who made the disclosure recently while briefing journalists on the menace, said 799 suspects were arrested in connection with the crimes, 631 cases conclusively investigated and charged to court while 52 cases were still being investigated.
Human rights lawyers, CSOs seek amendments in VAPP, anti-torture acts
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), human rights lawyers and relevant stakeholders have called for an amendment and implementation of the anti-torture act and Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) to ensure that suspects or victims are treated humanly.