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Violence Against Women, Children: Offenders' List To Rescue

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Ogun State Ministry of Women Affairs, in collaboration with the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), has launched a sex offenders’ list to ensure culprits are brought to book, as well as curb incessant violence against women and children.


The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Oluranti Oladeinde, stated this during a sensitization walk to round off the 2019, 16 Days Activism, with the theme, "Gender Equality and Stand Against Rape", saying the move was part of efforts towards ensuring a violence free society.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson in his remark, promised the Command’s supports for total eradication of violence against women and children, adding that any violence against the vulnerable would not be condoned.

"We are ready to partner with the State Government and the good people of the State at ensuring a society void of violence and any form of threat against children and women; therefore, everyone needs to speak out and report any case of violence, by making use of their suggestion box in case of not wanting to disclose their identity’’, he added.

Highpoint of the event was the presentation of offenders register to the State’s Commissioner of Police by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

In another development, older people have been advised to take proper care of themselves and contribute their quota to the development of the State through their wealth of experience.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affair, Dr. (Mrs.), Oluranti Oladeinde gave the advice at the commemoration of the 2019 International day of older persons,  held at Women Development Centre, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, with the theme, "The Journey to Age Equality: Ensuring That Our Elders Are Not Left Behind".