DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN NIGERIA

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN NIGERIA

Author by Dr. Goodnews Osah

Journal/Publisher: Sapientia Global Journal Of Arts, Humanities And Development Studies (sgojahds)

Volume/Edition: 4

Language: English

Pages: 373 - 383

Abstract

The rampant but vexatious phenomenon of Gender based violence (GBV) is against human rights globally though most cases are not reported or are under reported in most developing countries. The challenge though has received international attention through conventions and protocol yet it is unabating. This study examines its predominance in Nigeria, and celebrated the effort of the Lagos state government through Lagos State Protection against Domestic Violence Law (PADVL).  The study noted that there is no nationally conceived legislation against GBV thus recommends the federal government of Nigeria needs to come up a specific laws which should carry grave punishments for offenders to deter them from committing the crime.  More so, the government should strive for gender equality goal like the SDG goal 5.


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