Category: Domestic Violence, Gender-Based Violence

Violence Against Women in Nigeria and the Need for a Women’s Fund

Posted by - February 9, 2015 - Blog, Domestic Violence, Gender-Based Violence
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It is early in 2015 but several cases of domestic abuse and violence have already reached CHELD’S doors. What many of these cases have in common aside from the abuse is financial considerations.  Financial issues have featured prominently in the stories we have heard about abuse ranging from husbands preventing their wives from working or/and […]

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Conversations on Domestic Violence

Posted by - December 17, 2014 - Domestic Violence, Gender-Based Violence
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Domestic violence and abuse are human rights violations which impact the health of individuals (particularly women) and have high economic costs for the society. Although it is hard to put concrete figures on the incidence of domestic violence and abuse in Nigeria because of the silence that often surrounds it, the prevalence of domestic violence […]

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Conversations on Domestic Violence

Posted by - December 14, 2014 - Blog, Domestic Violence, Gender-Based Violence, News & Events
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To commemorate, the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women, The Centre for Health Ethics Law and Development (CHELD) hosted another edition of its Conversations on Domestic Violence on Saturday December 6, 2014. This event was held in the lovely ambience of Ginger Tapas Bar and Grill, one of the sponsors of the […]

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CHELD’s Conversations on Domestic Violence: Our First Edition at the University of Lagos, December, 2012

Posted by - April 10, 2013 - Domestic Violence, Gender-Based Violence

Domestic abuse and violence, is a societal menace, a serious public health issue, which often has negative intergenerational impacts.  Many people, particularly women, but even a few men, and the children who witness abuse in their homes have suffered and continue to suffer without knowledge of how to address this issue, frequently lacking support from […]

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CHELD Domestic Violence Media Alert

Posted by - July 9, 2012 - Domestic Violence, Gender-Based Violence

May 2012 Punch  Policeman who shot lover’s sister arrested Emmanuel Okujo, the police corporal accused of shooting 23-year-old Blessing Isanbor on February 10, 2012 in the Gbagada area of Lagos has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command. Okujo, who also absconded with the victim’s younger sister, Patience, turned himself in at the State […]

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Domestic Violence in the News– Collations of Reports of Domestic Violence in the Nigerian Media

Posted by - May 8, 2012 - Domestic Violence, Gender-Based Violence

April 2012 Leadership: Berserk Husband Kills Son, Burns Wife With Hot Iron http://leadership.ng/nga/articles/23138/2012/04/28/berserk_husband_kills_son_burns_wife_hot_iron.html Vanguard – Man kills only son, burns wife with hot pressing iron http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/man-kills-only-son-burns-wife-with-hot-pressing-iron/ Vanguard – How adultery led woman to an early grave –http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/how-adultery-led-woman-to-an-early-grave/ Related PostsConversations on Domestic Violence82Domestic violence and abuse are human rights violations which impact the health of individuals […]

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Silent No Longer: Putting a Stop to Domestic Violence in Nigeria

Posted by - May 4, 2012 - Blog, Domestic Violence, Gender-Based Violence
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One of the projects that we are undertaking at CHELD is joining our efforts with existing work against domestic violence in Nigeria.  Domestic violence is coming out of the shadows and spilling onto the papers and social media, issuing screams loudly for all to hear.  When we began to think about this project, many of […]

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