Nigeria To Document Sex Offenders In New Sex Offenders List

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In light of the deeply rooted misogyny and rape culture in Nigeria, it is no surprise that there has never been an official sexual offenders list in Nigeria. 

According to UNICEF 1 in 4 Nigerian girls are victims of sexual violence before they turn 18, and according to a national survey carried out in 2014, only 38% of those who experienced sexual violence as children told someone about it, and only about 5% sought help.

Nigeria's Sex Offenders List
The Sexual Offender Register

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons is the law enforcement agency charged with administering the provisions of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act. On the website, there are 7 incidents reported, 10 verified reported cases and 5 convicted cases. Although these numbers do not represent the vast amount of under-reported cases, it is the first step towards proper documentation and accountability.

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