Nigeria: Call for advocacy to see through passage of Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill

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WLUML Networkers

The first milestone has been achieved with the GBV Bill. On 30th June 2010, the GBV Bill entitled ‘Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill 2010’ went through its first reading at the House of Representatives. This is, therefore, a call from WLUML Nigerian networkers and allies to all stakeholders to lend their voices to the campaign by engaging in lobbying and advocacy activities geared towards sustaining the pressure on parliament to see through the passage of the bill in the present legislative dispensation.

A BILL For 'AN ACT TO ELIMINATE VIOLENCE IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LIFE, PROHIBIT ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE INCLUDING PHYSICAL, SEXUAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, DOMESTIC, HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICES; DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS AND TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM PROTECTION AND EFFECTIVE REMEDIES FOR VICTIMS AND PUNISHMENT OF OFFENDERS'. Please see attached file to read the Bill in full.

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