Monday, September 30, 2013

Female Veteran And Rape Survivor Thought, 'It'll Hurt Less Than If I'm Alive'

In just a year in the Army, Jessica Kenyon said she was sexually assaulted three different times, her trauma compounded by two botched rape investigations and retaliation and harassment from her superiors and fellow soldiers.

She had long dreamed of military service, but her time as an Army helicopter mechanic turned out to be "an absolute nightmare," she said. "I went into a depression spiral. I was still trying to prove myself while going downhill emotionally, physically."

#Lagos #Nigeria –– Teenage Girl Reveals That Her Father Rapes Her At Night

Emotions ran high recently at the Bar Beach Police Division in Lagos following revelation by a teenage girl of how her 57-year-old father, Mr Nwafor Ikoro, had been forcefully having intercourse with her in the last three months, while giving her N200 as pocket money to school.

Unsure of who to confide in, she said she told her mother during one of her visits only for the father to dismiss the claim, stating that he could not bring himself that low as to having carnal knowledge of his own biological daughter. But the bubble later burst…

#Nigeria –– 26yr old Okada Man Molests 5yr old Girl and Gives Her N5naira As a Reward #Stop Child molestation#

A 28-year-old okada rider, Mr Tope Daisi, currently being held by the police in Oyo State over the alleged defilement of a five-year-old girl, was said to have offered the girl N5 which the girl used to buy sweet after the act!

This was revealed to Crime Reports during an interview with the victim, "Sekinat" after the suspect was arrested by detectives from Eleyele police station.  It was learnt that though the act was committed on Tuesday, August 27, Seki’s grandmother, Madam Khadijat Kolapo went to the police station on Wednesday, August 28 and narrated how her neighbour, Daisi, lured her granddaughter to his room when she went out and left the girl at home.

Blogger's Words –– Child Marriage in #Nigeria: Why It Must End

(Photo by Mike Blyth on Flickr)

When I was 10, I saw a 13-year-old girl get married to a much older man in Zamfara State, Nigeria. I don’t remember her name, but her sad look will always be fresh in my mind. In most communities in Northern Nigeria, if a girl isn’t married at the age of 15, no one will want to marry her because she is considered too old and her parents are seen as irresponsible. In the village where I lived, it was seen as more productive to send young girls to sell goods on the street rather than to school. As a result, most girls in the region are uneducated and unable to earn a meaningful income. According to a Population Council report, in Northern Nigeria, 45 percent of girls are married by age 15 and 73 percent by age 18.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

#Kenya –– Kenyan Rape Survivors Sue Government for Inaction

Imagine if rape survivors held politicians accountable every time their government failed to protect them.

In Kenya, eight survivors of sexualized violence are suing their country for its “non-action” in response to attacks following Kenya’s 2007 general elections. As we’ve written previously, the post-election violence took place during a dispute over who had won, which developed into tribal clashes.

#India –– Is This Victimization Under the Disguise of Safety?

In the months since a gruesome gang rape riveted India, a “women-only” culture has been on the rise here, with Indians increasingly seeking out women-only buses, cabs, travel groups and hotel floors.

One city is preparing to open a women-only park. And in November, the government is launching a women-only bank it hopes will empower women financially.

Mother Holds Down Her 4yr Old Son as His Father Rapes Him

A sobering reminder that boys can be victims of rape. Let's #EndRape NOW! 

A couple have pleaded guilty to charges of multiple counts of rape and sexual assaults of their son and sentenced to 20 years in jail.

According to reports, 25-year-old French mother, Sabrina Bonner, held her 4-year-old son by the arms while he was raped by his stepfather in a prison visiting room. She allegedly blindfolded him and made him kneel on a chair throughout the ordeal.

#Nigeria –– Crippled Man Rapes Teenage Bread Seller in #Lagos

Kundus Kazeem, a physically challenged man has been arrested and charged before Apapa Magistrate’s court after he allegedly raped a 19-year-old bread seller in his Ajegunle home, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

#Nigeria –– Pastor Rapes Woman in Church Bathroom After He Recommended a ‘Spiritual Bath’

Olamide Sobowale, a 46-year-old pastor of Glory Church of Christ Aladura, Oke-Itoku, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has been remanded in prison for allegedly raping a woman while bathing in his church backyard.
Pastor Sobowale, who was arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, yesterday, was accused of raping one Dupe Makinde, 30, who lives in Isaje, Abeokuta, while taking a spiritual bath allegedly recommended by the pastor.

#Malaysia –– 40-Year-Old Man Marries His 12-Year-Old Rape Victim as Second Wife #StopRape

It is time Malaysia and the rest of the world banned child marriage and amended its civil and sharia laws accordingly, an MP said in a statement today.

"Child brides are more vulnerable to physical, sexual and mental abuse," Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching said, pointing out the "horrifying and heart-breaking" death of an eight-year-old Yemeni girl from internal injuries sustained on her wedding night.

How to Keep Your Virginity As a Lady Until Marriage

I do understand the fact that it has become more and more difficult for a girl to keep her virginity till marriage in this era and the blame should go to parents, society and most importantly, the modern media.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Silence Isn't the Solution –– ‘My in-laws felt that if I pursued the gangrape case, it would bring disgrace to them,’ says Ragini

We’re in the Atail-Idana village that comes under the Gohana tehsil of Haryana’s Sonipat district. A bunch of children are playing cricket in a field. When we ask them the address of Sunil of the dhanuk community, they exchange suggestive smiles and then point towards a house across the field. One of them, who turns out to be Sunil’s relative, throws his bat on the ground and says, “Sunil and his parents are not home. The door will open only if one of us knocks.” The boy brings us to Sunil’s house. “Get the door opened, a lady is here,” the 12-year-old boy calls, knocking at the door.

Injustice! Convicted Rapist is Released After Completing 30-Day Sentence

An admitted rapist and former high school teacher in Montana was released today after serving a 30-day prison sentence for raping a 14-year-old girl who later committed suicide.

Stacey Rambold, 54, left the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge after completing the term handed down by District Judge G. Todd Baugh of Billings last month for the 2007 rape of Cherice Moralez, according to the Associated Press.

#SouthAfrica –– A Town Comes to Terms with Sexual Violence

Seventeen-year-old Anene Booysen was gang raped and brutalized on a patch of scrubby grass between two newly built RDP [government subsidized] houses, in a bleak, low-income suburb about 3km from central Bredasdorp, a small town in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.

At the time of her attack, in the early hours of 2 February, the houses were only half built and the area was an unlit construction site. Booysen's attackers raped her, punched her repeatedly in the face and then cut her open from vagina to anus. She was discovered a few hours later and taken to hospital, but lived only long enough to say the nickname of a man she knew, whom the police assumed to be one of her attackers. He was arrested but later released due to lack of evidence. Another man has confessed to raping and beating Booysen but denies cutting her; he is in custody, awaiting trial.

#Nigeria Can Do Same! A Healing Touch for Sexual Assault Victims in Mumbai, #India

To help victims deal with the stigma of rape and sexual assault, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and Centre for Enquiry into health and allied themes (CEHAT) set up Dilaasa in 2000. Run from two hospitals — Bandra's Bhabha Hospital and Kurla's Bhabha Hospital, Dilaasa follows a three-fold system in providing aid to victims. Besides offering medico-legal support and counselling services, Dilaasa trains health professionals on how to deal with victims of sexual assault.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

#Nigeria –– An Account of Rape or Sexual Immorality?

There was drama in Orlu, Imo State, when a commercial motorcyclist, a father of two (names withheld), was caught pants down making love to a married woman in a lonely bush.

While the 45-year-old housewife was making a case of rape against the randy motorcyclist, the 30-year-old man insisted that the woman was his concubine.

#India –– Indian Woman Beaten for Trying to Stop Child Marriage

Krishna, 14, sits with her four-month-old baby Alok, outside her house in a village near Baran, in the state of Rajasthan. She married when she was 11 and had a very difficult delivery, losing lots of blood.

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian woman working as a volunteer for a local charity was attacked and beaten into unconsciousness when she tried to stop her 14-year-old student being married off to an older man, the charity said on Tuesday.

The Association for India's Development (AID) said Linkan Subuddhi, who runs a community school in Noida, a satellite town on the outskirts of the capital, was attacked on Sept. 19 by the man the girl had been betrothed to by her parents. A newspaper report said the man was 10 years older than the girl.

Don't Condemn Women to Live in Violence

“This is the last day of your life”, said Reina María’s ex-partner as he walked into her house in February this year, holding a machete in his hand.

After he attacked her with the blade, he left her for dead, bleeding on the floor as her two children, aged five and nine, ran to get help from a neighbour.

Fortunately, Reina María survived. When I met her this week, she showed me the long, deep scars across her arm, shoulder and the back of her neck.

#Uganda –– Ugandans Say #KibuuleMustGo for Rape Comments

Ugandans online are demanding their Youth Affairs Minister Ronald Kibuule resign after comments they say blame women for rape.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Post-Election Rape Survivors Sue Kenyan Government

Eight survivors of sexual violence committed in the wake of Kenya’s December 2007 general elections have taken the government to court over its alleged failure to protect them or investigate the crimes committed against them.

The case, which is being heard in the Nairobi High Court, comes just two weeks before another general election widely seen as a landmark for Kenya.

Simple Fact About Child Marriage

A 10% reduction in #childmarriage could be associated with a 70% reduction in #maternalmortality. Please let's all join to end #childmarriage in our society. Thank you

Culled from Girls Not Brides

113 Countries Pledge Action to End Sexual Violence in Conflict #timetoact

At an event on Tuesday in New York hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura, 113 countries endorsed a historic new ‘Declaration of Commitment to end Sexual Violence in Conflict’ #timetoact.

Countries will be able to continue to add their endorsement to the Declaration until October 4th.

#Nigeria –– Birthday Tragedy: Girl Raped, Fiance Shot at Nsukka #StopRape

It was a Birthday celebration gone sour as tragedy struck at the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State, last weekend when unidentified gunmen raped a young girl, who was the celebrant and then shot her boyfriend in the head.

Vanguard reports that the incident occurred last Saturday. The young girl's boyfriend identified as Sunday Ozioko, 30, had taken her out in his new Toyota Camry saloon car as part of the birthday celebration but unfortunately, they were attacked by gunmen who rode on a motorcycle.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pastor Sexually Abuses 20 Women Saying It’s Part Of A ‘Healing Hands’ Treatment

A California associate pastor has been accused of sexually assaulting several of his parishioners with his ‘healing hands.’

Juan Jorge Castro, 53, of Norwalk, CA., was arrested last Friday for the alleged assault of at least four parishioners, but is suspected of violating upwards of 20.

Child Rape Gets More Media Attention in #Pakistan

It is a fact few are willing to face, but each year hundreds - perhaps thousands - of children under 18 in Pakistan are raped or sodomized, and the situation is either getting worse or being more widely reported.

According to the Islamabad-based NGO Sahil, there were 3,861 child sexual abuse cases in 2012 - a 17 percent increase on the previous year. The data is drawn from NGOs monitoring the situation, child abuse helplines and Sahil’s own media monitoring.

A Sobering Reminder that Women can be Perpetrators of Violence Against Women

A girl who had been whipped with electrical cords, burned with an iron, stapled in the ear, thrown down the stairs and kicked in the stomach to the point of near death stood up in a courtroom Thursday and forgave the woman who was convicted of doing all that to her.

“I’ve moved on from the past and look forward to the future,” the girl told Duewa Abeana Lee, her father’s fiancée, who was convicted of torture and 10 other felony counts for the abuses that took place over a two-month period in 2011. “I now live with people that love me and have made me to the point where I can forgive you, but I will never forget the things you did to me.”

Monday, September 23, 2013

Navy Hearing in Rape Case Raises Alarm in the U.S.

For roughly 30 hours over several days, defense lawyers for three former United States Naval Academy football players grilled a female midshipman about her sexual habits. In a public hearing, they asked the woman, who has accused the three athletes of raping her, whether she wore a bra, how wide she opened her mouth during oral sex and whether she had apologized to another midshipman with whom she had intercourse “for being a ho.”

Need to Change Mindset to Stop Violence Against Women: PM

Expressing concern over the state of security of women in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said there is a need to change the mindset to stop crime against women.

"It is a shameful matter that women are not treated properly. I am hopeful this meet will come up with good suggestions to deal with violence against women," the prime minister said in his inagural address at the National Integration Council (NIC) meet here.

School Bus Cleaner Questioned Over Rape of Girl, 4, in India

INDIAN police are interrogating a school bus cleaner after his arrest on suspicion of raping a four-year-old in the vehicle on the outskirts of Mumbai earlier this month.

The 26-year-old was arrested at the weekend after the girl told her parents of the incident more than a week after it occurred on September 6, police said on Monday.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

13-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Raped for 7 Years by Her Father and His Friend! #STOP CHILD MOLESTATION#

A 13-year-old girl has made some shocking confessions on how her biological father, Stephen Chimaraobi and his friend, Paul Oha, raped her for seven years in their Ojodu home in Lagos State.

The police at Grammar School Division, Ojodu, conducted immediate arrest upon hearing this story.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Teen who was Drugged and Raped by a Lover She Met Online #STOP RAPE#

This is the Story of a teenager, who was subtly lured and drugged, and raped by someone she met online. In this era of great moral decadence and internet scams, it is very important that we are careful in our interactions with people we meet online. The issues of rape are becoming alarming. We must all come together and fight this menace before it kills our future entirely. Please read it after the cut.

Despite all my parents had told me about trusting strangers, I still managed to fall for him. I was gisting with a friend of mine on “Frendz4u” when his friend request came up. I normally don’t accept requests from strangers but I guess I fell immediately I enlarged his avatar. His face was all over my laptop, he was smiling, his cute dimples coming out. My mouse hovered over “Accept and “Reject” until I finally clicked “Accept.”

Two Chinese Men Arraigned for Attempting to Rape Their Nigerian Cook in Lagos #STOP RAPE

Two chinese men, Chen Gang, 47 and Zhao Weidong, 31, have been arraigned at the Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, for allegedly conspiring to rape a 20-year-old Nigerian lady.

The incident was said to have happened at Railway Compound in the Ebute Meta area of Lagos. The men were said to be employees of a popular Chinese construction firm, China Civil Engineering Construction Company.

Our correspondent learnt that Chen Gang was the chief cook of the company, while Chukwuemeka was his assistant. He was said to have made several sexual overtures to the girl who ignored them.

When the pressures became much, Chukwuemeka was said to have reported the harassment to the policemen guarding the company.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Somali President on Rape, Sexual Violence and Female Genital Mutilation

Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has stressed his government's commitment to combatting abuses against women although he admits that the country's "tense environment" is hindering the efforts.

Mohamud spoke to Amnesty International on Sunday as part of its End FGM European Campaign. He conceded that rape, sexual violence and female genital mutilation (FGM) were areas of great concern in Somalia, highlighting the foundation of a special police force dedicated to the investigation of rape.

Helpful Tips for Girls to Protect Themselves

I believe every Lady must know these basic things to aid her in her everyday journey. Please read and share your thoughts. 

Self defense moves

Great Step? NGO Unveils 150 Virgins in Lagos to Encourage Sexual Purity

Do you think this is geared towards the right path? Please read and leave your comments. Thank you!

VirginsBride Network, a non-governmental organisation, unveiled about 150 maidens on Friday in Lagos to encourage the virtue of sexual purity among females in the country. The girls, who were dressed in white gowns as evidence of their chastity, also took a pledge to remain undefiled till marriage.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Beware of Doctors Too!!! Indian Doctor Found Guilty of Rape Charges in Australia

A rapist can be anyone; a friend, family member, teacher, partner and even a doctor!

A 39-year-old Indian doctor was on Tuesday found guilty by Australian Supreme Court of raping two women during consultations, even as he pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

Manu Maimbilly Gopal was arrested on March 1 at Melbourne International Airport while waiting to fly to Kochi after contacted by local police about the sexual assault claims.

Gopal was accused of digitally penetrating two women after telling them they needed internal vaginal examinations when they complained of abdominal pain during separate visits to a Sunbury medical clinic in February last year.

#Child Marriage –– Young Kenyan Fistula Survivor Returns to School!

Vescovaginal Fistula (VVF) amongst other things is the end result of child marriage. Some of these girls have to live with this for the rest of their lives, while others get help. The earlier we understand the effects of child marriage –– VVF, education ––  the better. Read Phoebe's story below.

As children in the U.S. return to the classrooms this month, a young woman in Kenya is also returning to school, grateful to be able to continue her studies once again after being repaired from a condition many of her peers have likely never heard about.

When Phoebe was just 15 years old, she became pregnant and suffered from a condition no woman should have to endure – obstetric fistula, a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged and obstructed labor.

Tackling the Menace of Rape Victims' Stigmatisation

The emotion in her voice was unmistakable. From her narration, the torment she experienced as a result of the tragedy that befell her only daughter, aged nine, was better imagined than experienced. For 39-year-old Habiba Jauro (not real name), a housewife in Gombe, May 30, 2010 was a day she will ever live to remember.

On that day, four hefty men lured her daughter to an uncompleted building in the neighbourhood and gang-raped her. After discovering the horrible incident, Mrs Jauro tried to ensure that the culprits were apprehended and prosecuted but all her efforts were frustrated by her husband.

His reasons? Efforts should be made to safeguard the name and honour of his daughter and family.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Serial Rapist; A Caleb University Undergraduate Finally Nabbed #STOPRAPE

A 22-year-old undergraduate of Caleb University, Lagos, Ugochukwu Agudosi, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court, Lagos, for allegedly raping a lady in an uncompleted building in Ikeja metropolis.

The undergraduate, who was arrested by Policemen at Area ‘F’ Command, Ikeja, Vanguard, gathered, had been remanded in prison custody over a similar offence.
It was gathered that Ugochukwu’s first victim was a 22-year-old lady (names withheld), who was his senior in school.

UN Agency Lauds Parliament on FGM Law

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has hailed the Ugandan parliament for enacting laws that criminalize all forms of violence against women and girls.

The UN agency’s work involves promotion of the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.

Its country resident representative, Esperance Fundira underlined the efforts of the House as a milestone for women in achieving justice in the courts of law that had eluded them for a long time.

Fundira pointed to the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Act, the Domestic and Violence Act and the Evidence Act as some of the laws passed in achieving justice for women and girls in Uganda.

Contending with Rising Cases of Rape in Nigeria

“All men are rapists and that’s all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, and their code,” said Marilyn French, U.S Novelist and feminist.

Incessant rape incidences all over Nigeria have assumed a disturbing dimension and have also become a daily occurrence and a fundamental issue affecting women and the girl child development in the country. Today, of all women’s fears, that of being raped is the darkest. Though a global phenomenon, the appalling side to our experience of its menace has to do with the impunity of the perpetrators, lacklustre response of justice administrators and absence of institutional supportive system to help the victims.

Moreover, of deep concern to discerning minds is that who can perpetrate it, how and where it can take place is no longer restricted as it has happened in virtually all places inclusive of places hitherto considered as sacred. The rape menace in our society reflects the extent to which women’s human rights are threatened and calls to question not only our sense of justice but our civilisation.

The crime of rape takes away from the victim human rights such as right to life (as it leads to death in some instances), right to dignity of human person, right to personal liberty and security of person and right not to be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. It is a crime against basic human rights and also violates the victim’s most cherished of the fundamental rights – the right to life.

Alarming Violence Against Women

Incidents of sexual harassment and rape have marked an alarming rise across the country.

We see the reflection of this horrific situation in the newspapers every day. In the prevailing socio-economic, cultural and politico-religious settings women cannot play an assertive role in development activities, either in the family or in the state. They are still treated as the weaker segment of the society and are subject to various social and domestic repressive measures. Violence is a product of social, cultural, religious and traditional value systems which perpetuate patriarchal attitudes at different levels of society and restrict female empowerment.

Rape violently asserts masculinity in a patriarchal society, which assigns women a subordinate position. Masculinity is associated with traditionally ‘male’ traits such as boldness, manliness, bravery, muscularity, machoism etc. A woman is what a man is not, if men are expected to dominate and women refuse to submit, ‘peace’ and ‘harmony’ will be disturbed. Unlike sex, masculinity or femininity is not biological. Both are social, cultural traits. our society is male-dominated and denies women any identity other than that of a wife, mother daughter or sister.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Breaking News! Sierra Leone's Deputy Education Minister Charged with Rape

"He is facing counts of rape, wounding, wounding with intent and assault. He has been denied bail and is currently in Pademba road prison," the inspector general of police Francis Munu said on Tuesday.

Tarawali was sacked last week after he was accused of rape. He was in court on Monday to hear the charges read out and denied the accusations, police said.

Police said a complaint was filed by a 24-year-old student at the University of Sierra Leone in Freetown who said she was raped by Tarawali in a private residence.

Sierra Leone is recovering from years of war, during which sexual violence committed by fighters against women and girls was widespread.

(#YesWe CAN) Rights Groups Stage Protest Across Country Following Rape of Young Girl in Eastern City of Lahore

Rights campaigners have staged protest rallies across Pakistan after the rape of a five-year-old girl in the eastern city of Lahore whose condition is now relatively stable.

Police still have no clue who carried out the attack despite detaining several suspects and releasing most of them after questioning, a law enforcement official said on Sunday.

The five-year old girl was kidnapped Thursday and brutally raped in the eastern city of Lahore.

Police said the girl was found outside a hospital at around 8pm on Friday, a day after she went missing from a low-income neighborhood in the city.

#India –– Six Medical Centres for Sexual Assault Survivors on Cards

I am posting this as suggestions to what we can do help rape survivors. We can learn from other countries and take steps towards achieving a sexual violence free society.

Sexual assault and rape survivors will not have to run from pillar to post to get a medical examination done in the near future. In a bid to reduce their trauma, the civic body plans to come up with dedicated centres for them in six BMC hospitals.

As of now, the Nagpada police hospital is the only one to have a dedicated centre which collects medical evidence in rape cases. For treatment, the survivor is sent to the state-run JJ Hospital.

After a government resolution earlier this year, a few civic hospitals will now create these facilities.

Blogger's Words –– What Nigeria(ns) Can Do to #EndRape!

The issue of sexual violence against women and girls is long overdue. The amount of unimaginable cases of rape is flashing before us daily. To sit and pity the survivors isn't going to help, but settling in our hearts to fight this menace will. Here are some suggestions on what can be done to help #ENDRAPE.

We need to organize support groups where we can discuss the latest news and reports of violence meted out against young women and girls across Nigeria. We need women to be outspoken and air out their anger and frustration about women and girls being victims of sexual violence. The December gang-rape and murder of a young woman on a local bus in India sparked a massive outpouring of protests and demands from women's rights groups across India. How many women in Nigeria are bold and ready to this? Women have an important role to play if we want to experience the implementation of plausible mechanisms against sexual violence. If these groups can travel round the country visiting numerous states to educate people about sexual violence in public, in the home and workplace, I am sure of success.

Monday, September 16, 2013

SHOCKING! Doctor Caught Raping Patients Before Performing Illegal Abortion. WARNING!! GRAPHIC VIDEO, ADULTS ONLY 21+

Please, if you are not up to 21, don't watch this video. It's really explicit and heartbreaking. Watch it below.

(Applicable in #Nigeria.) Female Police to Protect Egyptian Women Against Sexual Harassment

As several countries are making efforts to combat sexual harassment and violence against women and girls, a country like Nigeria hasn't made much effort in this regards. The Nigerian government has mobilize female police officers to help rape survivors feel comfortable to speak about their ordeals. Full story below.

Many Egyptian women here have welcomed the government's decision earlier this year to form a special unit of female police officers to combat harassment and violence against women.

The unit consists of 10 qualified female police officers. Some of them are professors of psychology and neurological diseases and social service. The officers will travel to the US soon to get training in combating sexual crimes and violence against women.

#Nigeria! Man and 7 Friends Take Turns in Raping Lover After She Dumped Him

The police have arrested a jilted man for allegedly conspiring with seven other men to gang-rape his estranged lover, a 28-year-old woman (name withheld) in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

The man was identified as Stephen Obi. He was charged with conspiracy and rape before Ejigbo Magistrate’s court, while seven of his accomplices are still on the run. Some of the seven men on the run are still threatening to kill the lady if she continues to pursue the matter.

The 23-year-old Obi claimed he works with a brewing firm in Lagos and hails from Umuahia in Abia State, while the victim is from Imo State, southeast Nigeria. The relationship between the lovers allegedly went sour after the woman asked Obi to marry her. Obi allegedly told the lady that he was not ready to marry her because she was five years older than him, and wanted the relationship to continue. The victim refused and said since he was not ready to marry her, she was no longer interested in the relationship.

#Yemen! A wedding, a funeral or a cover-up?


Controversy surrounding alleged death of child bride continues to shake Yemen. The controversy surrounding the alleged marriage and death of an eight-year-old girl on her wedding night has continued to shake two small Yemeni towns where her family live.

The case came to light last week when local residents told the local media that a young girl named Rawan — who had just turned eight — was married to a man in his 40s. She died shortly after the wedding in Haradh, southern Yemen. While local residents confirm the incident, security officials say that girl is safe and sound.

“Rawan is alive,” Mosleh Al Ghouzi, the director of Haradh Criminal Investigation, told Gulf News as he pointed at a girl playing outside a small house. “Look, that is Rawan! She is playing. She is the girl that people claim to be dead.”

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