Rape Cases: It’s Time For Action – NRHJN, TFWG Call For Justice
“We affirm that no woman, girl or anyone for that matter, should suffer sexual violence or have their dignity violated by another without facing the legal implication and consequences as stipulated by Laws and Acts of Nigeria.
Late Omozuwa and Barakah until their untimely death were promising young girls and ideal role models among their peers.
Barakah Bello was killed while resisting rapists in Ibadan, Oyo State. There were other similar cases across the country.
Edo State in 2019 domesticated the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2015, thus has the appropriate machinery to prosecute the culprit of the dastardly act against Late Omozuwa.
“The NRHJN therefore seeks appropriate justice for the deceased. We join our voice to those of other stakeholders and call on the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, Edo State Police Command, Edo State Ministry of Justice and all relevant bodies to immediately fish out the killer of Omozuwa in Edo, Barakah in Oyo and others and bring them to book under the full implementation of the VAPP Act.”
A total number of 183 groups signed under the Feminist Womanifesto Group Nigeria including the Network of Reproductive Health Journalists of Nigeria (NRHJN), which is a cluster of Health Reporters, Editors and Producers with passion for reporting and working on issues related to Sexual, Reproductive Health & Rights.Set up in April 2010 through partnership with Ipas Nigeria, principally to be the bridge between the Nigerian Society and Reproductive Health partners/ stakeholders working in Nigeria.
Registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), as a Non-Governmental, Non-partisan, Not-for-profit group of Nigerian Journalists.
Membership is open to male and female Nigerian journalists with passion for SRHR issues.
*VISION*: To be the bridge for Reproductive Health & Rights communication in the Nigerian society.
*MISSION* : To set agenda for the creation, promotion and enhancement of developmental health journalism.
*MOTTO* : “Together we can make a difference”
• Propagate the passion and commitment of the Nigerian media to RHR.
• Advocate for Reproductive Health & Rights issues and policies in Nigeria and globally.
• Promote developmental health, general well being and allied issues.
• To propagate the passion and commitment of the Nigerian media to reproductive health and rights especially of all women and girls regardless of their natural abilities.
• To promote developmental health issues of Nigerian citizens, general wellbeing and allied issues of all Nigerians as entrenched in the Nigerian Constitution by Rights.
• To create sensitization and awareness towards reproductive health and rights in Nigeria
• To promote the ratification and domestication in Nigeria of International Charters and Conventions on Reproductive Health Rights.
• To set Agenda for the Creation, Promotion and Enhancement of Developmental Health Journalism
• To advocate for Reproductive Health Rights Issues and Policies in Nigeria and Globally