Sokoto NAWOJ urges proactive measures against rape

Sokoto state chapter of the Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), has condemned the increasing cases of rape in Nigeria.

It also called the government to take proactive measures against the menace while stressing the need for government to prioritise tackling violence against women and .

In a statement by the Acting Chairperson, Rakiya Muhammad and made available to Newsdiaryonline Monday, the association urged governments to uphold zero-tolerance policy violence against women and in the country.

It also urged governments and nongovernmental organisations to explore innovative approaches to tackle the menace.

“We must smash rape culture that has become so pervasive.

“All hands must be on deck to redress the situation   as it affects everyone in society.

no justification for rape. Let’ join forces to take action against assault. Let’ end the horrors. Yes, we can,” Muhammad stated.