Rape Bill: Senate Enacting Legislations To Protect Victims Of Rape

The Senate is enacting critical legislation to protect victims of rape against any form of stigmatization in the country. The bill, titled ‘Rape and Insurgency Victims Stigmatization (Prohibition) Bill 2019’, scaled second reading during Wednesday’s plenary session. The bill provides for the prosecution and punishment of any person or group of persons who stigmatizes such victims. Leading the debate on the bill, the Sponsor of the legislation, Senator Mohammed Musa, said if passed into law, the bill will encourage victims of rape to testify in court and also ensure the…

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