The Minister for Women affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen says about two Million Women are Raped Annually in Nigeria
The Minister disclosed this at the flag off of the 2019 16- days of activism against gender based violence in Abuja.
The minister who frowned at the alarming and unacceptable proportion of rape in the country stressed that there is no justification it. She also urged states that are yet to domesticate the Child Rights Act and the Violence Against Persons prohibition to do so.
Also speaking, the Deputy Secretary General of the united nations and former minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed said transforming gender relations, empowering women and ensuring that perpetrators of rape are brought to book is key to ending rape and all forms of violence against women in the society.
She assured of the united nations commitment to safeguard the lives of women and girls in Nigeria.
High point of the event was the launch of the sexual offender register.
The Campaign which has as its theme ‘Orange the world:Generation equality stand against rape’ is expected to run for the 16 days.
In a related development, the 74th president of the United Nations General Assembly, Tijjani Mohammed-Bande has enjoined women in Nigeria to unite and promote the course that they esteem.
Mohammed-Bande gave the charge when he visited the National Centre for Women Development at an event to kick start the commemoration of the 16 days of activism against gender based violence in Abuja.
While explaining the contributions of women to the society, the 74th president of the United Nations General Assembly said no nation can thrive if women are not included in the scheme of things.
Women at the event expressed optimism that with a Nigerian leading the UN general assembly, so much will be achieved to support women in the country.