Posted by in Uncategorized on June 22, 2015

Nigeria: Contradictory laws on Rape and Infant Marriage

Nigeria:  A proposed law circumscribes the rights of women, from birth. A closer look at the last laws the previous National Assembly passed in its final sitting reveals a trap – one of the most applauded laws, the stiff sentences against rape and sexual abuse, supports child marriages. It is a legal assault on our future. The National Assembly began its steep declivity to an indeterminate marriage age in 2013. After public protests against making the age of marriage vacuous, it stealthy made a law contrary to the Constitution.

Read more here

Source: Allafrica

, ,