Gbaja, Omo-Agege to chair hearing on sexual and gender-based violence

The National Assembly will on Wednesday July 8, hold a hearing on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria.

The session which is expected be co-chaired by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, will hold by 5pm in a joint session of the Senate and House Committees on Human Rights, Health, Women’s , Police , NGOs and the .

According the joint panels, the session will hold in parts: a virtual participation by the public, followed by a closed session facilitate survivor testimonies.

There have been rampant cases of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence across the country in recent times, with some advocating for stiffer penalties for offenders. 

This hearing will provide an opportunity for SGBV survivors give first-hand account of their experiences, with a view highlighting the current gaps in the provision of services and access for survivors.

The aim is to gather feedback that will the National Assembly’s effort to develop and implement a clear to address systemic and obstacles that impede access to and comprehensive services for survivors.

The committees are therefore encouraging key stakeholders and members of the public who wish to follow the proceedings to join the live stream on the following platforms:

Zoom:  Meeting ID: 828 7520 9478

Live streaming on:
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Twitter: @SpeakerGbaja

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