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SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (SGBV)

THE MENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS The World Health Organisation has recognized SGBV as a significant public health issue. SGBV includes acts that inflict physical, mental and sexual harm on an individual. Globally, one in three women has experienced physical or sexual violence. Roughly 20 percent of women have experienced sexual abuse before the age of 18 […]

Re-engineering the 1999 Constitution (2)

Re-engineering the 1999 Constitution (2) Eze Onyekpere The communique of the Retreat of the House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review held at Port Harcourt on 24-27 May 2012 observed inter alia that the 1999 Constitution as amended has not fully addressed proposals by Nigerians for amendments to the Constitution. The current efforts are geared […]

Re-engineering the 1999 Constitution (1)

Re-engineering the 1999 Constitution (1) Eze Onyekpere Recently, the Senate issued a public call for memoranda for amendments to the 1999 Constitution. The House of Representatives had issued their call some months ago and have already commenced work on some amendments. The constitution amendment process offers opportunities for re-negotiation of the living conditions of the […]