Sometime in 2014 I joined a group of young Nigerians (#Choice4Life Advocates) to add voice to the effort of many other organisations to get the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Bill passed into law. The International NGO Ipas captured the modus operandi of our campaign here. As part of the efforts I made an intervention on why the national assembly had to pass the bill and subsequently wrote a letter to the Senators asking “What if your daughter is raped?“. Those two articles offers an insight to the delays the bill had suffered and why it was exigent that it be passed into law at the time, asap.
Now it is law! It was finally passed by the National Assembly and signed into law by former President Goodluck Jonathan in the twilight of his administration to much cheer. See our excitement on the day captured on buzzfeed news. Now that we have the law, what are we going to do about it?
Well you can start by DOWNLOADING a copy to read the content and provisions of the bill. Don’t keep it to yourself, Share!