Nigerian Government & Violence Against Women – What Happens When The Perpetrator Is A Policeman – And The State Fails To Ensure Justice?

Women Advocates Research & Documentation Centre (WARDC); & the Institute for Human Rights & Development in Africa (IHRDA) have sued the Nigerian government at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice on behalf of a Mary Sunday 30 years, who was a victim of domestic assault by a Police Corporal.

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I am a young woman, a graduate of a highly reputable Nigerian University, legally married to my very educated husband‎ since 2003, our union produced 3 children. While living together as husband and wife, our relationship was fraught with several emotional, physical and psychological abuses but I stayed on due to family and societal pressure that a wife should endure whatever abuses to ensure that she stays in her matrimonial home.

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