It should also be noted, the alarming rate at which sexual assault is experienced by adolescences. In a five-year study on sexual violence cases in Lagos, adolescents (ages 10–19 years) accounted for the majority (44.6%) of the cases; followed by children less than 10 years accounting for 39% of cases. In spite of this prevalence, and a criminal code that recommends life imprisonment for rape convicts and 14 years for attempted rape, only 18 individuals have been convicted in Nigeria’s legal history.
Cape Town – A large crowd have gathered at the University of Cape Town to stand in solidarity and protest with sexual assault victims and rape survivors.
In commemoration of the International Youth Day earlier marked on august 12, the Youth Accountability Parliament, Ikorodu Chapter has called on youths across the country to be agents of peace.
In a seminar organized for youths by the body on Saturday at the Ikorodu Local government secretariat, young people were urged to shun violence and embrace things that will bring about development.
The programme which was sponsored by the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) had several dignitaries in attendance to include the Executive Vice Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government, Hon. Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba.