Tag: Gender Based Violence

Buhari begs international community to support Nigeria in ending violence against women and girls

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the international community to support the Human Rights Council in ending violence against women and girls in the country. Buhari’s call was contained in a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday to mark the November 25 International Day for the[Read More…]

Chioma Agwuegbo: A night in the life of an SGBV Responder

The call came just after 8 pm on a Friday in June. “Hi Chioma, I’m sorry to call this late, but I was wondering if you could help with this tonight; I didn’t know who else to call,” the caller began hesitantly before her voice trailed off. It was past[Read More…]

Udo Jude Ilo: Making the best of the Public Anger on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

By Udo Jude Ilo Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 22-year-old microbiology student of the University of Benin was brutally raped and murdered in May 2020. The horror of her attack sent the whole country into an outrage. The images of her battered body became a gruesome testament to the depravity of her[Read More…]

“We condemn the horrific violations against vulnerable” – Women in Politics against sexual and gender-based violence

PRESS RELEASE BY THE WOMEN IN POLITICS FORUM AGAINST THE MENACE OF SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE TARGETED AGAINST WOMEN IN NIGERIA.“NO SAFE SPACE, NO HIDING PLACE”. The rise in sexual violence against women and girls in Nigeria is horrendous and scary. It is with great despair that we write to[Read More…]

Special Report: Fate of Nigerian women facing gender-based violence amid COVID-19 lockdown

By Elfredah Kevin About 10:00 pm on a Sunday in April, Justina Chukwu-Emeka (not real name), was beaten black and blue with rods, belt by her husband because she forgot her phone while rushing to the market to get food items on the request of her husband to prepare food[Read More…]

Paulen Tallen advocates stiffer penalties to end bestial attitude of men against women

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Paulen Tallen, has advocated stiffer penalties against perpetrators of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country. She made the call at an interactive session on Gender Based Violence (GBV) with journalists by UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Abuja on Thursday. Tallen, who was represented[Read More…]

FCT Minister calls for “urgent policy and social action” to end Gender based violence in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Wednesday restated its commitment to ending sexual and gender-based violence, and craved the support of the Rule of Law and Anti Corruption (ROLAC) programme of the British Council to achieve that. The Minister of State for FCT, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, gave the assurance[Read More…]

No Excuse: Purple Blazes The Trail For 16 Days Of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

There is no excuse for Violence in a 50/50 world! Purple is a brand that brings young people together to support gender equality. Purple believes in a 50-50 world where men and women can work together to achieve their full potentials. The key areas PURPLE focuses on are eliminating negative[Read More…]