Entries by KnowYourRightsNigeria

Child Labour

The ILO suggest that Child Labour is best defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. Section 28 of the Child’s Right Provides that no child shall be‐ (a) subjected to any forced or exploitative labour; or (b) employed to […]

Stalking or intimidating woman or girl

Stalking is unwanted and/or repeated surveillance by an individual or group toward another person. With the advent of technology, Cyber stalking is more prominent. Cyber stalking is criminalized by section 24 of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc). It prohibits sending obscene messages or messages aimed at bullying or intimidating. Safety tips: Adequate education on cyber […]

Sexual abuse and exploitation of a child

Sexual abuse and exploitation of a child is a form of child sexual abuse in which person(s) of any age takes advantage of a power imbalance to force or entice a child into engaging in sexual activity in return for something received by the child and/or those perpetrating or facilitating the abuse. Forms of child […]

Corporal/hard punishment of children

A corporal/hard punishment is a physical punishment done to a child which is intended to cause physical pain to such child. It is in most cases meant to cause pain or discomfort in response to a child’s behavior. Examples include; spanking, slapping, pushing, hitting with hard object etc. Safety tips: *Lighter ways of correcting children […]

Female Genital Mutilation & other harmful traditional practices

Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The Nigerian law doesn’t clearly define FGM. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) does not specifically refer to violence against women and girls, harmful traditional practices or […]

Harmful Widowhood practices

Harmful widowhood practices are the various rites and practices which a widow is made to go through either before, during or after the funeral rites of her deceased husband. These practices differ from one culture to the other. Some of these practices include but not limited to: morning, shaving of hair, compulsory staying indoors for […]

Support Services for Women, Girls and Children

Contact the following organizations below for support services: South Mirabel Centre Support Service Area: Free professional services to Survivors of rape and sexual assault Physical Address: Lasuth, Ikeja General Hospital Road, Ikeja Mobile: 0815 570 0000 Email: sarc@pjnigeria.org url:www.mirabelcentre.org Social media accounts (Facebook/ Twitter: @MirabelCentreNG/ Instagram: @mirabelcentreng) S.A.F.E® for Children Society Support Services Area: S.A.F.E® […]

My right to property (Introduction)

The scope of right to property includes movable and immovable property. Movable property includes any material objects that can be owned while the immovable property the constitution envisages here is land. It also must be noted that immovable property will also include ground beneath any object under the surface in its natural states like minerals […]