By Chioma Obinna

Human Rights Writers’ Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has charged the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Attorney-General to take comprehensive, effective and immediate action to check the proliferation of sexual molestation and rape of women in the country.

The rights group said this in a statement to congratulate the Federal Government on the recent election of the Nigerian representative to African Human Rights Commission, Mrs. Dupe Atoki, as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

It urged the government to ensure that the necessary laws against sexual violations of women are strengthened and that culprits are made to face the full wrath of the law.

HURIWA also noted that the historic achievement by Nigeria at the African Union would be meaningless and irrelevant if the current unprecedented rate of human rights violations, including sexual violations of women, extra-legal execution of suspects by men of Nigeria Police and the general insecurity in the country are not tackled effectively by the Nigerian Government.


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