”The campaign is necessary not only to raise the level of awareness about rape and gender-based violence, but to ensure that Nigerians own the fight against the abhorrent and repulsive criminal acts,” he said.
Mohammed assured that the government will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to stamp out rape and other forms of violence against women..
“I can assure you that the Federal Government will do everything possible to stem the growing tide of rape and gender-based violence in the country,” he said in a statement by Mr Segun Adeyemi, the Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office of The Minister of Information and Culture .
In his remarks, Mr. Ojukwu said the commission is carrying out a week of activism, with the theme ‘Equality and Dignity for Women”, as part of its advocacy against rape and gender-based violence.
He called on the police and other first responders to be more proactive in checking the cases of gender-based violence in the country, and described rape as the violation of the right to life and dignity of the victim.
The NHRC Executive Secretary sought the minister’s assistance in the campaign, especially in utilizing the public information organs to create more awareness on the issue.