Sexual Assault: Experts Urge Nigerians to Take Responsibility
Professor Chidi Odinkalu, Chair, Advisory Council, National Human Rights Commission, Abuja has urged Nigerians to take responsibility against sexual assault and violence against women in Nigeria. Continue reading
Oshodi, Ikeja Top Sexual Abuse Areas In Lagos
Statistics gathered by a human rights organisation, Partnership for Justice, has shown that sexual assaults such as rape are mostly common in Oshodi, Ikeja, Agege and Ketu areas of Lagos. Continue reading
As Sexual Violence Centre opens in Lagos: I can’t understand why a man should beat his wife – ANABA
In recent times, reports of sexual assault of minors have raised alarm within social and medical circles particularly in the absence of suitable forensic facilities that has checkmated many investigations.But respite appears to have come the way of victims of rape and all forms of sexual assault in Nigeria, as the Sexual Assault Referral Centre, SARC, set up at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, comes on stream. Continue reading
DR Congo: M23 Rebels kill, rape civilians
M23 rebels have summarily executed at least 44 people and raped at least 61 women and girls since March 2013 in eastern Democratic Repubilc of Congo. Local residents and rebel deserters reported recent forced recruitment of men and boys by the M23 in both Rwanda and Congo.
Senator Yerima and Constitutional Review, By Maryam Uwais
Once again, Senator Yerima is in the news, claiming Islam as the basis for his argument that a girl automatically transforms into an adult of ‘full age’ once she is married, with the attendant responsibilities that relate to the renunciation of citizenship, irrespective of her age or mental capacity.