Rape: Proposed Bill Against Stigmatisation Of Victims Passes 2nd Reading

A proposed bill to prohibit the stigmatisation of victims of rape and insurgency has passed second reading in the Nigerian Senate. This comes after the debate on the general principles of the bill which was sponsored by Sani Musa (Niger-APC) during Wednesday’s plenary. The bill as proposed is titled; “A Bill for an Act to Prohibit the Stigmatisation of Victims of Rape and Insurgency in order to encourage victims of rape to testify in court and victims of insurgency to be reintegrated into the community of his or choice.” Leading…

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Rape: Note Of Warning To Those Who Justify Rape

Nigerians who justify the act of rape are now at risk of getting arrested as suspects, according to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). Ms. Julie Okah-Donli, the Director-General of NAPTIP said this while answering questions from journalists in Abuja on Wednesday. She is worried that parents may not be doing enough to take care of their wards and children, explaining that 90 per cent of rape cases were committed by uncles, fathers and relations. According to the DG, many careless acts by parents are responsible…

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