By Elizabeth Uwandu
EXECUTIVE Director, Women’s Rights and Health Project, WRAHP, Mrs Bose Iro Nsi in commemoration of 2016 Human Rights Day, has said impunity and deferment of justice were the reasons for human rights abuse such as rape, child abuse, assault and molestation. The woman activist said that government structures such as the police, the judiciary, hospitals etc., should be working,else the masses will lose hope in them.
Her words, ‘’One greatest problem is the inability to address impunity, as it takes long process to bring perpetrators of crime to book. Structures put in place to tackle gender based violence should speedy the process of justice so that people will know what to do in advent of abuse. But if it is delayed and people have forgotten, they lose hope in voicing out their abuses.’’
Speaking on this years human rights theme, “Stand up for someone’s right today,” WRAHP’ s director said the need to stand for the vulnerable in the society who do not have a voice. And also get the people at the grass root involved in the campaign against all forms of formed the reason for the rally. “
For sustainability plan and for us to see effective change, we must give the community members not just sense of belonging, but they must be carried along in the fight against gender based violence. Sensitizing communities leaders will go a long way to protect human rights as they know their communities more than us, the third parties,’’ she said.