Gender advocates seek establishment of special court on sexual,gender violence –

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By Joseph Erunke

ABUJA-GENDER advocates have tasked the governments at both the federal and state levels to give priority attention to sexual and gender based violence, regretting that lack of such was giving rise to the ugly situation in the country.

They particularly called on the government to set up special courts for offences of gender and sexual violence just as it did to COVID-19.

The advocates drawn from different civil society organisations and government sectors also attributed corruption to inability of the country to successfully tackle violence against women and girls.

Contributing variously during a media dialogue on Ethical Reporting and Advocacy to Eliminate Violence against Women and girls in the Federal Capital Territory,FCT, organised by Spotlight Initiative and other development partners,in Abuja,they insisted on the need for government to establish special court in the land.

 

According to them,slow trials and corruption were seriously…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper