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Sexual and other Gender-based violence against women have become a daily reality in Nigeria as experts have noted that gender inequalities are typically worsened by crises and have inferred links between children being out of school due to the enforced lockdown and the increase in reported cases of sexual and other Gender-based violence.

The recent spate of rape and killing has sparked calls from various quarters for government action on gender-based violence in the country, forcing authorities to reckon with the scale of the problem.

At the fore-front of the advocacy drive to put an end to sexual and other forms of violence against women in Nigeria, is the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, who has been especially vocal in her demands.

Speaking during the media briefing to flag off activities of the upcoming 2020 Day of the African Child, the Honourable Minister addressed the incessant incidences of rape and other GBV cases, advocating for the establishment of Special Courts to prosecute offenders without delay.

“I want to send a very loud signal to these mindless criminals that they can run but they cannot hide as the long arm of the law will catch up with them,” she said.

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