Sexual abuse/domestic violence survivors suffering in silence

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The Federal Government has been urged to provide a one-stop gap for women/ girls who survived rape/ domestic violence.

Mrs. Josephine Chukwuma, CEO Project Alert, who gave this advice in Lagos, said, “We need the Federal Government of Nigeria to step in and help to stop this menace of child sexual abuse and domestic violence before it festers into an injury that cannot be healed. Women make up a large quantity of those who vote for the government.

As such, these survivors of domestic violence/ rape need what we call a one-stop center where they would have all the departments they would need to see, from a medical representative to judicial and the police. This way, they would not need to keep reliving the nightmare they have passed through every time they tell their stories as all the necessary people they need to see would be in one center.

With the increase of rape and domestic violence or child sexual abuse being reported in the social, print and electronic media, the burden of first responding to these cases falls on NGOs. They do this with a lot of passion only to be confronted by institutional challenges and dysfunctional systems that cost them human and financial resources that are already scarce and frustrate the victims and survivors and also their friends and families.

While NGOs seem to be doing a lot, there are still so many places we haven’t touched, and so we need government to step in and we want to be able to hold them accountable and fulfill the promises they keep making during campaigns.

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“For institutions like the police to be able to do more for cases of domestic violence and child abuse, they need more funds to run a quick response team for child abuse and domestic violence victims/survivors.

The dysfunctionality and poor response of these agencies stem from poor funding. Poor response to domestic and sexual violence cases in the criminal justice system starts at the police station with unprofessional insensitive response from officers along with demands for the victims and their families to fund the search for justice and collection of money from the perpetrators to settle cases.

“While NGOs can no longer keep quiet, we cannot keep doing the work of government. We need to hold our government accountable for the impunity with which sexual and domestic violence are being perpetrated against women and girls. “The Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Welfare in all states of the federation should, as a matter of urgency, set up shelters for abused women and girls; manned by trained staff and develop a system for fostering children who have been physically and sexually abused.

A child who is sexually abused at home by a family member should immediately be a ward of the state and taken away from that abusive environment. The abuser should have no access to him/ her. We hereby call for free medical treatment for victims of domestic and sexual violence in all government hospitals across the country”.



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2,692 Comments on “Sexual abuse/domestic violence survivors suffering in silence

  1. Bbassey says:

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    1. oyinlak oyinlak says:

      the information not enough

    2. G eazy smith says:

      Important information.

    1. oyinlak oyinlak says:

      agreed with sexual abuse?

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      Trusted and reliable news update.

  2. blackrose says:

    good development, but the government should be sincere o.

    1. oyinlak oyinlak says:

      it is a good development.

    2. Metibogun says:

      Yes that is true. The government should b very sincere and work

    3. G eazy smith says:

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    1. oyinlak oyinlak says:

      not yet to be thanked.

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  3. Peacemix says:

    It is good most people suffer in silence and some end up depressed

    1. G eazy smith says:

      Nice news update.

    1. G eazy smith says:

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  4. Hardeyrocks Hardeyrocks says:

    falls on NGOs. They do this with a lot of passion only to be confronted by institutional challenges and dysfunctional systems that cost them human and financial resources that are already scarce and frustrate the victims and survivors and also their friends and families

      1. Metibogun says:

        What is amazing now,is it the advice or the fact that government should step in

    1. G eazy smith says:

      Interesting news update.

  5. Hardeyrocks Hardeyrocks says:

    on NGOs. They do this with a lot of passion only to be confronted by institutional challenges and dysfunctional systems that cost them human and financial resources that are already scarce and frustrate the victims and survivors and also their friends and families

      1. Metibogun says:

        NGOS are doing so much, they are the fire front on the was against rape

    1. G eazy smith says:

      Interesting information.

  6. sadiq128 says:

    I am very greatful that news Pay is blessing us with so much information.

    1. oyinlak oyinlak says:

      they are not really doing well.

      1. Metibogun says:

        Don’t mind those rapist, they are just something else,they should be punished

    2. Metibogun says:

      The rapist should be given capital punishment like death or castrate them

    3. G eazy smith says:

      Wonderful news update.

  7. Hardeyrocks Hardeyrocks says:

    NGOs. They do this with a lot of passion only to be confronted by institutional challenges and dysfunctional systems that cost them human and financial resources that are already scarce and frustrate the victims and survivors and also their friends and families

    1. oyinlak oyinlak says:

      newspay is no longer posting news.

      1. Metibogun says:

        We don’t know why that is happening and no one else is talking

    2. Metibogun says:

      Yes you should at least copy from the post about rape and let us hear word

    3. G eazy smith says:

      Wonderful information.