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Rape: WANEP Calls for Improved Security, Protection of Women and Girls

•Expresses concern over increasing rate of sexual violence in Nigeria  •Only 7 states have domesticated VAPP Act Senator Iroegbu The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) and its member organisations has expressed concern over the increasing sexual assault and rape of women and girls in the country.   This was contained in a

WANEP, North East Stakeholders Harp on Women’s Active Participation in Countering Violent Extremism

•Despite cncreased abuse, government  lacks commitment to protect children, women •Rape cases on the increase in North East •11 northern states yet  to domesticate Child's Rights Act Godsgift Onyedinefu Concerned stakeholders on child and women rights have voiced their concerns over the poor commitment of government, particularly the state government in Northern

Tiv/Jukun Crisis: WANEP expresses concern over continued violence, killings, sues for dialogue

Says Over 600 killed Godsgift Onyedinefu The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) and its member organisations have expressed deep concerns over the recurrent inter-ethnic violence between Tiv and Jukun communities in Wukari, Takum and Donga LGAs of Taraba State and neighbouring LGA (Ukum) in Benue State. The WANEP said reports on

WANEP expresses deep concerns over rising conflicts in Nigeria

•Establishes weekly live radio programme on 'Women’s Voices for Peace' •To implement peace projects in six states Godsgift Onyedinefu The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP)-Nigeria, has expressed deepest concern and dismay at the escalation of violent conflicts across the country, which has resulted in wanton destruction of lives and properties. This is

Banditry: WANEP seeks strengtened community policing in Nigeria’s North West

•Urges stronger inter-agency collaboration Godsgift Onyedinefu  The  West Africa Network for  Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria)  has called for the strengthening of community Policing and inter-agency collaboration to tackle the surge in armed banditry across  States in the North West  Region of Nigeria, particularly, Zamfara,  Birnin Gwari  axis  of  Kaduna,  Katsina  and  Sokoto States. This

Arrest of female ‘sex workers’, targeted violence against women—WANEP

•Demands urgent action against assaults on women in Abuja Senator Iroegbu The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, WANEP-Nigeria has expressed concern the arbitrary arrests and detention of women and allegations of sexual assault and rape by security agents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The National Coordinator, WANEP-Nigeria, Mrs. Brigdet Osakwe, in