FG to establish Special Court to try SGBV Cases.

Written by on November 28, 2021

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, says government will soon establish a special court that will try Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) cases, aimed at ending the menace.

Tallen said this while addressing a news conference in Abuja to commemorate the 2021 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, with the theme: “Orange the World, End Violence Against Women Now.”

The Day marks the start of 16 Days of Activism on violence against women and girls, an international campaign that takes place each year from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10 to raise awareness on the menace.

She called for synergy and emphasised the need to report all manners of violence against women for prompt action.

The Executive Director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Natalia Kanem, who is on a four-day official visit to Nigeria, expressed the commitment of the UN to end all forms of violence against women and girls.

Earlier, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, affirmed the zero tolerance position of the police for Gender-Based Violence.

Seun Fakorede


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