Combating the Limitations to the Implementation of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 in Nigeria

Combating the Limitations to the Implementation of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 in Nigeria

Author by Dr. Olajumoke Yacob-haliso

Journal/Publisher: Gender, Culture And Development In Africa

Volume/Edition: 1

Language: English

Pages: 421 - 430

Abstract

This paper takes a critical view of legislations on violence against women in some African countries by examining the reasons for their successful implementation or failures. It zeroes in on the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act (VAPP Act) in Nigeria by identifying its strengths and the controversies surrounding its implementation, with a view to suggesting measures that will be helpful in combating the limitations to its implementation.


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