Saturday, December 4

Tag: Gender based violence

No Pardon For Rapists – Sanwo-Olu
Crime

No Pardon For Rapists – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said no offender indicted in reported cases of rape and gender-based violence will go scot-free under his watch. The governor spoke on Thursday when he received a 54-page compendium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence compiled by the Stakeholders’ Committee set up by this wife, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, to give recommendations on how the fight against the crime can be won. Sanwo-Olu, who is the incident commander for gender-based violence in Lagos, reiterated his administration’s commitment to protecting the vulnerable demographics and getting justice for victims violated. The governor said, “I am delighted by the work done by the Stakeholders’ Committee to bring attention to the problems facing voiceless adults and children in our...
We Are Determined To Stamp Out Gender-Based Violence In Lagos – Joke Sanwo-Olu
Politics

We Are Determined To Stamp Out Gender-Based Violence In Lagos – Joke Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State First Lady, Dr @JokeSanwoolu on Tuesday vowed that the State Government will continue to implement various initiatives aimed at stamping out the heinous crime of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the State, especially against women and children. Sanwo-Olu, who spoke during a press briefing held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja to unveil activities lined up to mark this year’s Lagos GBV Week and the global 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women and girls, said the commitment of the present administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu remains the same which is zero tolerance to all forms of sexual and gender-based violence. According to her, “Today is another great day in the annals of Lagos State as we jointly march forward in our quest to frontally stamp out all f...
Politics

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaks on gender-based violence, rape in Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said gender-based violence, rape, and sexual assaults are blemishes on the collective humanity and dignity of Nigerians as a people and a nation. Osinbajo expressed his displeasure on Friday in Abuja while addressing a virtual meeting of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), on the scourge of rape, sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement said the vice president affirmed that the fight against gender violence would be driven down to the states through the National Economic Council (NEC). “I will continue to use the platform of the National Economic Council to encourage states yet to domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act of 2015 and the Child’s Rights Act of 2003 to do s...
I shouldn’t have to feel lucky to have never been raped – Amanda Black
Celebs

I shouldn’t have to feel lucky to have never been raped – Amanda Black

South African singer, Amanda Black is the latest celeb to call on the government and police to intervene in the scourge of gender-based violence in the country. The Amazulu hitmaker took to social media recently to speak about violence against women, including corrective rape against those in the LGBTIQ+ community. The star recounted how she and her friends would lie about being together to stop people hitting on them in public, and said she now realises how dangerous the lie was. “I remember back then my friends and I even used to lie about being together just to stop a guy from continuing to harass either of us. Not knowing then that lying about being lesbian put us in even more danger,” she explained. She said she was grateful to have never been raped, but women should n...
Politics

Sexual & Gender-Based Violence; Rising From This Low Point – Bukola Saraki

When I tweeted on the sad incident of the rape and murder of Vera Uwala Omozuwa in a Benin church last week, I did so for many reasons. First, it was the right thing to do as these incidents of violence against our women are becoming too frequent. Second, it was out of conviction that we all need to stand up and fight this dangerous trend depicting the new low that our country has sunk. Third, I ruminated over the Uwa case and the question came to my mind: What else could a functional society have expected from that young lady? Instead of wasting the period of this lockdown on frivolities and immoral practices, she chose to reinforce her academic intellect by being busy with her books. With the assurance of a safe space of physical and spiritual protection, she chose to study inside...
Governors Declare State Of Emergency On Rape In Nigeria
Politics

Governors Declare State Of Emergency On Rape In Nigeria

The Nigeria Governors Forum has agreed to declare a state of emergency on sexual and gender-based violence against women and children. They also renewed commitment to ensuring that offenders face the full weight of the law . This was contained in a communique signed by the Chairman of the NGF , Dr. Kayode Fayemi, after the forum’ s 10th COVID -19 teleconference meeting held on Wednesday. The communique was issued in Abuja, on Thursday. Governors agreed to , “ Declare a State of Emergency on Sexual and Gender- based Violence . Governors strongly condemned all forms of violence against women and children and committed to ensuring that offenders face the maximum weight of the law ; “Call on State Governors that have not already domesticated relevant gender- based protection...
Gender-Based Violence: Tonto Dikeh, Real Warri Pikin Joins Peaceful Protest In Abuja
Celebs

Gender-Based Violence: Tonto Dikeh, Real Warri Pikin Joins Peaceful Protest In Abuja

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh and comedian, Real Warri Pikin, have joined a peaceful protest against gender-based violence in Abuja. The two celebrities shared pictures from the protest on Instagram on Friday. Tonto captioned one of her posts, “Earlier today I joined @realwarripikin and others amazing NGO’s to hold a peaceful protest against gender-based violence, rape and murder of young girls and women…” “We are tired,” she captioned another one which shows her handing a letter to a policeman who apparently received the protesters. While Real Warri Pikin, whose real name is Anita Asuoha, captioned her post, “We shall not stop until something is done! We need rhe real change! Stop violence against women. Stop!” Other celebrities have also shared posts on so...
Woman Strips Unclad To Show South African President Scars After Being Gang Raped
News

Woman Strips Unclad To Show South African President Scars After Being Gang Raped

A woman stripped Unclad during a presidential gender based violence summit to the shock of guests at the event. It was gathered that the woman identified as Ausi Phindile decided to strip Unclad at the summit in South Africa to show president Cyril Ramaphosa her scars after she gang raped and underwent five surgeries around her abdomen. The Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Summit was held on Thursday (yesterday) at Saint George Hotel in Centurion. Government convened the two-day gathering following a call by the total shutdown movement during a march to the Union Buildings on Women's Day. The summit is aimed at finding ways to address the scourge of femicide and women abuse in the country. Activists have displayed female underwear during Ramaphosa’s address calling for...
#TheTotalShutdown: South African Women Are Marching Against Gender-Based Violence
Crime

#TheTotalShutdown: South African Women Are Marching Against Gender-Based Violence

Women in South Africa today marched against gender-based violence, CNN Africa reports. In honor of South Africa’s women’s month, hundreds of women have decided to celebrate the occasion by raising awareness about violence against women and children. The march tagged #TotalShutdown calls on men to stop the abuse of women and children. Violence against women and children has always been a worrying topic in South Africa and according to a report by Africa Check, the global figure for femicide in 2015 was 2.4 per 100,000 women. This number is four times higher at 9.6 per 100,000 women in South Africa. The march, organized by WomenProtestSA, encouraged women to take to the streets under the rallying cry: “My body, not your crime scene.” Men were encouraged to support the movement by...
KATE HENSHAW TO TALK NOLLYWOOD, SEXUAL ABUSE & GENDER BASED VIOLENCE ON TWITTER WITH WARIF
Celebs

KATE HENSHAW TO TALK NOLLYWOOD, SEXUAL ABUSE & GENDER BASED VIOLENCE ON TWITTER WITH WARIF

Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 2016 in response to the growing incidence of sexual assault, rape and human trafficking occurring amongst children, young girls and women across Nigeria. The first initiative of the foundation is to target the urgent need of a support system for these victims by establishing a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Lagos. The centre opened in December and run Monday to Saturday 7am- 7pm. On Monday, February 13 by 12pm (GMT+1), Kate Henshaw will join WARIF to speak about sexual abuse, rape and domestic violence. The conversation will hold on Twitter (@Warif_NG) and will be moderated by WARIF. Fans and friends of WARIF and Kate Henshaw will be able to ask questions as it concerns the subje...

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