In Memoriam:Uwaila Vera Omozuwa

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), one in four girls and ten percent of boys have been sexually violated in Nigeria and the majority of them have received no help or support1.

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics has also reported that about 3,443 cases of sexual violence were reported in 2017. However, Nigeria had 0 convictions reported by the police, and only one state out of the 36 states reported no cases of indecent assault. We know that these figures do not adequately reflect the magnitude of the abuse taking places,because many victims fail to report attacks from fear of repercussions or stigma among other ‘cultural’ concerns.

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