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The harrowing fate of vulnerable Nigerians


Sir: In 2011, the United Nations introduced the concept of International Widows’ Day to ensure that widows are treated equally to other women in society. International Widows’ Day 2022 is observed to highlight the voices of widows and to take steps towards the recognition of their basic rights. However, while the global community celebrates this day, back here in Nigeria, there are wanton violations of women particularly the widows and children’s rights in the name of culture. The VAPP provides a legislative and legal framework for the prevention of all forms of violence against vulnerable persons, especially women and girls. Rather, they now assume a high ground they do not understand, leaving the masses that initially depended on them confused.


Source: The Guardian June 28, 2022 02:49 UTC



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