In the year 2015, the Nigerian National Assembly passed the Violence Against Person (Prohibition) act known as VAPP. This act puts a penalty for every gender based violence and prosecution for every offender.

As I write, many Nigerian states are yet to put this act into place, the images above shows the statistics of these states in their various colours.

How are we truly a Democratic republic if the voice of the people cannot be purely represented? The Child Rights Act (2003) has also not been passed in several states in Nigeria. Call your legislators, call your Governor, if we cannot protect our own then who do we protect?

If we cannot put an end to violence then how are we safe?

If we cannot protect our children then where is the future?

God bless Nigeria

SI Magazine

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