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 Amnesty International Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare rape as a national crisis in the country.  Demanding justice for the duo of Uwavera Omozuwa and Barakat Bello, who were victims of rape, the organization said that it joined i...

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Declare rape a ‘national crisis’, Amnesty International tells Buhari

Published by: Da channel
06/04/2020 01:04 AM

 Amnesty International Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare rape as a national crisis in the country.

 Demanding justice for the duo of Uwavera Omozuwa and Barakat Bello, who were victims of rape, the organization said that it joined its voice to other civil society groups in the country to see that the perpetrators face the law.

 

 Omozuwa, 22, a student of the University of Benin, was allegedly gang-raped by unknown men in Benin and died in hospital a few days later. Bello was also a victim of a similar incident in Ibadan, Oyo State. 

 Reports of rape across Nigeria are painful reminders of the violence women and girls face. "The government's response to rape continues to be woefully inadequate. Violence against women and girls are often not adequately investigated, the organization said.

 

 Rape is a crime. If there is no consent, it is rape, even if the victim stays quiet and does not resist. "President Buhari, declare rape a national crisis", this toxic culture that encourages men to view women as passive sex objects need to be addressed.

 We are demanding justice for Omozuwa, who was murdered and raped in a Nigerian church. Violence against women must stop, authorities have to ensure fairness for her and other women,

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