NGO Unveils Campaign For Violence Against Person Prohibition Law
Apparently disturbed by lack of political will to implement violence against persons prohibition law, a Non-Governmental Organisation, (NGO): Community Advancement Initiative for Self Reliance (CA14SR) has flagged off campaign for the implementation of domesticated violence against persons prohibition law and administration of criminal justice law.
The NGO in collaboration with Strengthen Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) a USAID project at the Flagg off campaign in Osogbo charged the states that have domesticated the law to exhibit commitment to implement it.
The advocacy tagged: hastag#JUSTICE#4SGBVSURVIVORS according to Mrs Eni Ayeni, Executive Director of CAI4SR noted that the campaign becomes imperative because Osun State is one of the states that have domesticated the violence against persons prohibition (VAPP) law.
Her words: “We are calling on stakeholders to call on the government to carry out the implementation of this law. It is one thing to domesticate a law, it is another thing to implement, we are calling on the government to do the implementation of this law.
“If the implementation is put in place, the survivors of SBGV would have a speedy justice delivery. So many people are not coming out to report cases because it takes a lot of time, several court proceedings before judgement but with this law in place, it will give room for shortness of proceedings.
“Previously, it takes like 5–10 years before court delivery would be made but with this law, it has given room for the shortness of that process. This has made survivors not to speak out or report such cases. If the law is implemented, the survivors will get justice on time.
“This project started this year in Osun State but the VAPP law was passed last year, the law is still fresh, so the implementation should follow suit, that is why we are appealing to the government” she posited.