Technical Workshop on Gender-based Violence

Nigeria like other countries is however under the obligation to create a legal framework to prevent GBV and also protect victims of GBV. There is no comprehensive national law specifically prohibiting GBV while most states of the country do not have specific laws prohibiting GBV and punishing perpetrators of GBV. At the moment only 6 of the 36 States have laws prohibiting and punishing the offence of GBV in Nigeria.

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