Nigerian women took over the streets in protests against rape and sexual violence

Nigerian women took over the streets in protests against rape and sexual violence

Protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Nigeria to demand urgent action to combat rape and sexual violence against women.

Royal women Health and Rights initiative ( RWHARI) In collaboration with CSOs coalition on Justice in Edo state on Gender Based violence, For late Vera Uwaila omozuwa who was Raped and assaulted before she died a candle light.

University student Omozuwa died after she was attacked in a church in Benin City where she had gone to study on May 27, while Bello was raped and killed during a robbery in her home in the southwestern city of Ibadan on June 1, according to Amnesty International.

The students’ killings, which happened as citizens were still reckoning with a spate of violence against teenage girls in May, have sparked calls for government action on gender-based violence in the country.
“These unfortunate events are not a standalone, rather they are a culmination of unhealthy cultural practices,” the Women Against Rape in Nigeria group said in a petition submitted to lawmakers.

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