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Our Leaders Must Ensure Rape Is Taken Seriously In Nigeria – NHRC

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has begged governments at all levels to declare a state of emergency on rape and other forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, SGBV in Nigeria.

The commission recently revealed that these vices are criminal offences that have devastating effects on both the survivors and the society at large.

According to the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq, the time has come to take more serious steps to make sure Nigerians take cases of rape and other SGBV seriously.

He added that the Equality and Dignity for Nigerian Women is also compulsory for our nation to be as great as we want.

His words, “Equality and Dignity for Nigerian Women’ which will take place across the states of the Federation, beginning with a walk in Abuja from June 16 to conscientize and sensitize the public on the dangers of rape and other SGBV, as well as the steps to take to address them.

β€œAt the headquarters in Abuja, the Commission, with its partners and other stakeholders will visit the National Assembly, the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Ministry of Women Affairs, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, the Inspector General of Police, the Ministry of Information, Media Houses and other relevant stakeholders on a wake-up call to join the fight against rape and SGBV.”


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  1. Febby Iskandar

    β€œAt the headquarters in Abuja, the Commission, with its partners and other stakeholders will visit the National Assembly, the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Ministry of Women Affairs, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, the Inspector General of Police, the Ministry of Information, Media Houses and other relevant stakeholders on a wake-up call to join the fight against rape and SGBV.”

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