ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
End all forms of violence against girls & women
We are Nigerians advocating for urgent actions to prevent the scourge of sexual and gender-based violence and respond to incidents sustainably, prioritising health, justice, and redress for survivors.
The #StateOfEmergencyGBV Movement is a movement of Nigerians advocating for urgent actions to prevent the scourge of sexual and gender-based violence and respond to incidents sustainably, prioritising health, justice, and redress for survivors.
The Movement was born on the 3rd of June 2020, following the news of the death of 22-year-old Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, who was raped and severely beaten in a church as she studied. She died from her injuries after three days. It was the tipping point for #SGBV advocates, who have long been calling for a state of emergency on sexual and gender-based violence.
#STATEOFEMERGENCYGBV ADVOCATES FOR
VIOLENCE AGAINST PERSONS PROHIBITION ACT
The VAPP Act passed into law in 2015, is an improvement on the penal and criminal code concerning domestic and gender-based violence. It applies to violence at home, in society, and private and public spheres. The VAPP Act expands definitions of abuse to include acts against men and boys, and also protects victims/survivors of violence and punishment for offenders.
States That Have Adopted The VAPP Act 2015
States That Have not adopted the vapp (2015)
The Child Rights Act, 2003, on the other hand, protects every Nigerian child against any form of abuse, including from child labour, early marriage, and right to primary education. Sadly, 17 years on, 11 states have yet to adopt the CRA.
States That Have Passed The Child Rights Act (2003)
States That Have not passed the cra (2013)
Since the 5th of June, civil society groups have engaged the Inspector General of Police and offices of Commissioners of Police across the states, legislators, NAPTIP, and other stakeholders. Here are some media from the engagements so far
You too can make a difference! Don’t just sit on the fence or act like nothing is wrong! Let’s end all forms of violence against girls and women! Take a stand! You also have a duty to protect girls and women!