Abia Assembly moves to criminalize sexual harassment of both genders in offices, institutions

Those who suffer domestic violence and other forms of violence in Abia State can now heave a sigh of relief as the 7th Abia State House of Assembly has commenced the process of passing a Bill seeking to prohibit and criminalize every form of violence against all persons.

The Bill, tagged HAB 3, “A Bill for a Law to Prohibit all Forms of Violence against Persons in Abia State and for other Matters Connected Therewith” (The Abia State Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Bill, 2019), and which was originated by the Speaker, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orj with the Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Ifeanyi Uchendu, Majority Leader, Hon Solomon Akpulonu, Minority Leader, Hon Abraham Oba, Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Paul Taribo, Deputy Minority Leader, Hon Chukwu Chijioke, and the House…

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