16 Days of Activism: IGP, Chief of Defence Staff urged to take a stand against sexual abuse


The Network On Police Reform In Nigeria (NOPRIN Foundation) in conjunction with Project Alert recently hosted the media to a flag-off of this year’s 16 Days of Activism at the Watercress Hotel, Lagos. GBOYEGA ALAKA was there.

The arrest of 70 women, in Abuja in April this year by officers from the Utako Police Division, purportedly on the allegation of prostituting and the alleged subsequent sexual violation of some of these women by some members of the police force, amongst several other such cases, set the tone for the flag-off of this year’s 16 Days of Activism by NOPRIN (Network on Police Reform In Nigeria) Foundation and Project Alert last week in Lagos.

With the theme, ‘Sexual Abuse of Women by Law Enforcement Agencies,’ and on a day (November 25) globally set aside as…



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