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Gender Based Violence
The first female Deputy Chief Judge, Institute for Management Technology; first female president of Computer Science Department, Institute for Management Technology; first female president of the Student Union Government, Enugu State College of Education; Commissioner of Girls Guide, Enugu State; 16 women in 2 Igwe cabinets with 1 Igwe Umu Nwanyi (Female Igwe); all in...
It is no news that the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic unveiled a shadow pandemic across all regions of Nigeria; Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. As we might recall, one of the cases that sparked nationwide outrage was the case of a 15-year-old girl abducted and sexually assaulted by four boys for seven days in Bauchi...
  In order to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls by 2030 in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal Five (SDG 5), the precise circumstances of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict states must be addressed. Nigeria is one of the countries where the manifestations of violent conflicts and crimes have...
Gender-based violence is a social menace that has robbed millions of women and girls of their lives and opportunities to develop to full potential, and has deprived the society at large the great contributions its victims would have made. Gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent human rights violation in the world. It undermines...
Brief Introduction The Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria (WVL – Nigeria) project is a five-year project that is being funded by Global Affairs Canada. The project is building the capacities and supporting activities of local and national women’s rights organisations and movements who seek to empower women and girls, advance the protection of women and...
The 1995 Beijing Platform for Action flagged 12 key areas where urgent action and concrete changes are needed for women and girls. Notwithstanding the efforts being made globally, which have awakened some attitudinal shift and consciousness, a lot still needs to be done towards realization of women’s rights as the present era of globalization and...
The SAP document reafirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conict reconstruction. It stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. The Nasarawa state SAP document calls...
Following reports of increase in Sexual and Gender-Based (SGBV) cases during the period of Covid-19 lockdown in Nigeria between the months of March 2020 and July 2020, WINET carried out an online survey of one hundred and five persons (105) in August 2020 to determine the types of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) most prevalent...
  In Nigeria, there is no known prevalence of SRGBV at the primary school level except as found in the 2014 Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) by the National Population Commission (NPC) (UNICEF 2015), which showed a high prevalence (approximately 60 percent) of violence among adolescents before the age of 18, a finding corroborated by...
Zainab Suleiman is a 17-year-old girl who suffered teenage forced marriage and attempted rape by her 75-year-old so-called husband. She stayed in the “safe house” for three weeks; she received mentoring, psychological and trauma healing interventions. In the course of her stay, she acquired skills in bead making, cooking, and leather work. Zainab has regained...
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