Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

Medical report confirms Keren-Happuch was raped – GBVR coalition

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Gender Based Violence Responders (GBVR) has condemned what it described as deliberate attempts by the management of Premiere Academy, Lugbe to allegedly distort facts leading to the death of a – 14 year old student, Keren-Happuch Akpagher who died following infections caused her by the condom left inside her by her rapist. According to the coalition, the Read More

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justice

July 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justiceBy Bode OlagokeAbujaThe mother of Keren-Happuch, Mrs. Vivien Akpagher has broken her silence and spoke for the first time since her daughter died following medical complications arising from condom, which was left inside daughter by the rapist, infecting the daughter with sepsis and resulting in her death on 22nd of Read More

Court sentences rapist to 21 years imprisonment in Kano

June 29, 2021 Bayo Muhammad 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kano has upheld judgment against a rapist sentenced to 21 years imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Kano division, presided over by Hon. Justice Habeeb Abiru JCA, had on 28th June, 2021 affirmed the judgement of Jigawa state High Court of Justice where one Mummuni Tukur, the appellant was convicted for the offences of rape Read More

We ‘ll fight rapes of children spiritedly in Bauchi – HILWA

May 27, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A Non Governmental Organization known as ‘High Level Women Advocates’ (HILWA) has vowed to fight spiritedly rapes of children in Bauchi state. A representative of the organization Barrister Hauwa Jibrin expressed the determination Thursday during a seminar for schools children organized by HILWA, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and supported by the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) at Read More

Girl-child: EU-UN preaches against violence, exploitation

April 27, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The European Union and the United Nations organization weekend warned parents against seeing the girl child as object of amassing wealth. This they identified as the major reason for violence against women and girls. The international organizations disclosed this during an advocacy dialogue with the executives of women Faith based organization for the elimination of violence against women, girls and children Read More

North East: Restore security, we want to return home, IDPs beg Buhari

April 6, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North East have begged for restoration of peace in the region, saying such achievement would afford them the opportunity to return to their original homes and livelihoods. This was as they lamented that their displacement as a result of Boko Haram activities have thrown them to the dark side of life, wondering if they Read More