domestic violence

The Nigeria Chapter of the  International Federation of Women Lawyers  has raised alarm over the increasing violence against women in Nigeria

To this end, FIDA has commenced mobilization of women advocacy groups  to drum up support for the passage of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill before the end the 7th National Assembly

President of FIDA in Nigeria Hauwa Shekarau stated this in Abuja at a one-day sensitization workshop on Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill for 100 members of Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN).

Mrs. Shekarau said the alarm became necessary following daily reports of increasing violence against women particularly in the troubled states of  Borno, Yobe and Adamawa



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