GWIHR Localized The Rivers State VAPP Law To For Sex Workers

In GWIHR’ s bid to ensure that sex workers in Rivers State understands and enjoy the full protection of the Rivers State Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law. The organisation, in collaboration with members of the community and legally inclined state actors, organized a policy level meeting and led the process of localizing the Rivers State VAPP law to Pidgin language that the community reads and understands. We appreciate the efforts and contributions of:

  • Sex workers Leaders.
  • National Human Rights Commission, Rivers State Chapter.
  • Rivers State
  • Ministry of Justice Rivers State
  • Ministry of Health, SGBV Department Rivers State
  • Ministry of Women Affairs, GBV Department
  • International Federal of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
  • Legal Aids Council of Nigeria, Rivers State Chapter
  • Rivers State Agency for the Control of Aids (RivSACA)
  • Our Coalition of Actors (COA) consisting of 10 civil society organizations working on Women’ s Rights Movement in Rivers State.
Finally, we appreciate UN Women Nigeria under her Trust Fund for funding this great initiative.

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