Domesticate Child Rights Act to curtail abuse of children – Female lawyers beg Kano govt
The International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), has appealed to the Kano State Governor, Ganduje to quickly domesticate the Child Rights Act and Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act into law following the rise in cases of child rape and divorces in Kano.
Speaking during a visit to the Kano NUJ Council, the Chairperson, Female lawyers, Bilkisu Suleiman, said the domestication of the Child Rights Act, fused with the State’s Sharia Law will take care of rape of minors, Almajiri boys and other social vices.
She said the social vices rampant in Northern Nigeria and Kano, in particular, can only be checked if there are cogent laws to deter the perpetrators and provide accurate punishment for them.
“FIDA is doing all it could to ensure problems in family settings and the issue of Child Abuses that has to do with rape is actively looked into and that those abusing children are brought to book”.
She explained that the Child Rights Act and the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act which was earlier prepared and sponsored by the 14th Emir of Muhammadu Sanusi and submitted to the State Assembly are being passed into law and domesticated.
She said, “right now we are trying our best on awareness campaigns for our people to accept us and understand our missions, which is actually to correct the wrongs in the families”.
“We are highly disturbed by the menace of Almajiri and Child abuses which oftentimes go unpunished, that is why we are doing all we could to ensure that the Acts are domesticated and infused accordingly”.
Speaking, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Abbas Ibrahim said journalists were ready to help the female lawyers to actualize their dreams of having the laws domesticated
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