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Against Persons Prohibition Bill (VAPP Bill) which seeks to protect
Nigerians especially women and children from all forms of violence in both
private and public spaces has been before the Nigerian Assembly since 2002 and
currently before the Senate. On 16 October, 2014
it passed through its second reading at the floor of the Senate in response to
the demands of the civil society and Nigerians to have the bill passed. At this
time we have only about 6 months (before the expiration of the current Senate)
left to ensure that VAPP Bill is passed into LAW by the Senate or have it
returned before it in 2015 when a new Senate is inaugurated. With the recent
increase in all forms of violence (physical assault, rape, incest, domestic
violence, kidnap, abduction, e.t.c) especially against women and children in
our society, Nigerians and the Nigerian State can't afford to wait for the next
legislative term to pass the bill while it lets offenders and culprits go free
and their victims groan in agony because we haven't got a better Law to bring
justice to bear. Join in calling on the Nigerian Senate to do what is necessary
to pass the VAPP Bill before the end of its current term. The time to take
act(ion) is now!