The Ogun Coordinator, African Women Lawyers Association of Nigeria, Mrs Ebere Obiora, has restated the need to safeguard the rights of vulnerable members of society, including women and children.
Obiora made this known on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to her, the welfare of women and children needs to be safeguarded because they are the most vulnerable species globally.
She also stated that women and children are constantly exposed to all forms of abuses like rape, sexual molestation and harassment, indecent assault, emotional torture, among other social vices.
“The African Women Lawyers Association, Ogun state chapter, joins other Non Governmental Organisations and stakeholders, to call for a preservation of the rights of women and children in our society.
“The rights of children are enshrined in the Child Right Act of 2004, and this secures their survival rights and development rights, including their protection rights against all forms of physical or mental violence, injury, neglect, maltreatment or exploitation.
“I, on behalf of women and children of Nigeria, call on the Federal, State and local authorities to ensure a protection of these rights,” she said. (NAN)