23 Million Nigerian Girls, Young Women Victims of Child Marriage

A UN report has revealed that one in three women and girls aged between 15 and 24 years have been a victim of violence. UN representative Comfort Lamptey, at the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Child Abuse, said that "for too long, many women and girls have been subjected to various forms of violence, yet have remained silent due to impunity, stigma and shame. Their stories need to be brought to light. This is why the UNiTE Campaign's global advocacy theme year is: Orange the World: #HearMeToo", she said.

 

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