The Lawyers Alert and her partners launched a hashtag for the activation of Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) and Administration of Criminal Justice Acts in Bauchi, Benue, Enugu, Kaduna, Osun, and FCT.
The campaign rally was organized by The Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Justice Cluster. It aimed at calling on the government to implement SGBV laws towards the eradication of SGBV in the State to end molestation and abuse of the vulnerable.
It is applaudable that laws are passed toward eradicating SGBV but the implementation of such laws is a step closer to eradicating SGBV. Let’s all join the campaign. #ImplementSGBVlaws
The campaign rally started at J.S. Tarkaa Foundation, high-level Makurdi, and went through the high-level market and its environs. The rally ended at the same venue.
Indeed, the implementation of the VAPP law is long overdue. Passing the law alone does not amount to eliminating the menace in the society. Let offenders begin to face the law to serve as deterrent to others who might want to engage in such a shameful and dehumanizing act.