Tag: Rape Victims

To fight against gender based violence, Nigerian Governors wives donate 200,000 to female rape victims

The Nigerian Governors Wives Forum has donated the sum of two hundred thousand naira cash assistance to two rape survivors in Zamfara state as part of its initiatives to improve women’s economic status. A statement by the Press Secretary to the wife of Zamfara Governor Zainab Shu’aibu said the donation[Read More…]

Vice President Osinbajo says rape unacceptable

Vice-President , Yemi Osinbajo on Friday held a virtual meeting with the National Human Rights Commission over the recent cases of sexual and gender based violence in Nigeria and the way forward. The meeting came at a time protests are holding across the country against increasing cases of rape and[Read More…]

Nigeria DNA Lab Emboldens Rape Victims To Report Sex Crimes, Seek Justice

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani ABUJA, Oct 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The launch of Nigeria’s first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said. The Lagos State DNA Forensics Centre (LSDFC) was commissioned last month by[Read More…]

“Don’t Abort Your Pregnancies” – Catholic Bishops To Boko Haram Rape Victims

The Chairman of the Health Committee of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Auxiliary Bishop of Abuja (Catholic Archdiocese), Most Rev. Anselm Umoren has on behalf of the bishops condemned suggestions by some stakeholders in the country, who have advocated that the pregnancy of some Boko Haram female victims,[Read More…]

Female Legislators Close To Tears As Rape Victims Storm National Assembly To Demand Life Imprisonment For Rapists

Female federal lawmakers fought back tears on Thursday as they listened to the painful stories of rape victims who besieged the National Assembly to share their agonising experiences in the hands of rapists. The Punch reports. The victims who were majorly young girls said they came to seek the legislators[Read More…]

Enugu Justice Ministry Sets Up Referral Centre For Rape Victims

The Enugu State Ministry of Justice says it has set up a referral centre for counseling rape victims due to the rising cases of sexual abuse of minors. The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Anthony Ani (SAN), announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria[Read More…]