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WANEP expresses concern over continuous violence, abuse against Nigerian girl-child

Godsgift Onyedinefu The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Nigeria (WANEP- Nigeria) has expressed deep concern over issues still besieging the girl child in Nigeria. WANEP said issues like early marriage, female genital mutilation, education inequality, gender-based violence, low self-esteem, human trafficking, poor health and sanitation are some of the numerous problems still

Minister calls for stiffer penalties on violence against women, girls

Maureen Okpe The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen has lamented the continuos violence and discrimination against women, calling on relevant authorities to ensure stiffer penalties for perpetrators. Tallen made the call on Sunday in Abuja while addressing the opening ceremony of the 2019 FIDA Africa regional Congress