The Survivor Project:
16 Days of Activism Against

Gender-Based Violence 2021

For many years, there has been a steady call for the establishment of specialised courts for SGBV in Nigeria to address delays in the justice process. Most recently, this call was echoed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN. The AGF’s call followed the inauguration in 2020 by the President, of an Inter-Ministerial Management Committee on Eradication of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, a demonstration of the government’s renewed commitment to comprehensively address SGBV and protect victims.

The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Programme supports the call and effort to establish special courts for SGBV and is collaborating with the FCT Judiciary, the Federal Ministry of Justice and the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism 2021, to sensitize and mobilise relevant actors and stakeholders around the imperative and applicability of special courts for SGBV, in the context of Nigeria’s legislative and social policy environment. The aim is to explore relevant policy options, guidelines and recommendations for establishing or designating special courts for SGBV across Nigeria.

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Thursday, 25th November 2021

7th Conference of Network of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs)

A plenary session to discuss the critical need for special courts for SGBV cases.

Venue: Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel
Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm

To register and participate online:
https://bit.ly/SARCsNetwork

Thursday, 25th November 2021

Hear Word! – A Stage Play

Hear Word! is a theatre production that presents an intimate view into the obstacles that Nigerian women face, including stories of domestic violence, absence of women from positions of power, resilience and resistance, shattering the culture of silence, overturning the status quo, abuse, disrespect, bravery, sisterhood and joy.

Venue: Chida International Hotel
Events Centre, P.O.W. Mafemi
Cresent, Utako, Abuja
Time: 6.00pm

Please confirm your attendance to DELEGATION-NIGERIA-OPS2@eeas.europa.eu by close of business on Monday, 22nd of November. Reserved tickets will be issued at the venue.

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Monday, 29 November – Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Mock SGBV Courts

The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Programme in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Justice, FCT Judiciary and National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) will be seeking to demonstrate what survivor-centered justice processes could look like in the context of Nigeria’s legislative social policy environment.

It will provide the opportunity to model court hearings, police investigation and prosecution scenarios that support or compromise justice for survivors; and gather lessons for what judges, prosecutors and police investigators should do differently.

Venue: Borno Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

To register and participate online:
https://bit.ly/MockCourt

Monday, 29 November – Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Counselling and Legal Clinics

Are you a survivor of sexual and gender-based violence in the FCT, in need of legal advice or counselling?

The European Union and the British Council in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Justice, FCT Judiciary and the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is offering free counselling and legal clinic for survivors in the FCT.

2 locations:

  • Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel,
    1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Maitama, Abuja
  • Olusegun Obasanjo Hall, Federal Ministry of
    Justice, 71, Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja
  • Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

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Wednesday, 3rd December 2021

Public Presentation: VAPP
Annual Report

Public presentation of the first ever Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act in Nigeria (VAPPA) Annual report by the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in fulfilment of Section 42 of the VAPP Act 2015.

Venue: Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel,
Time: 10.00am

To register and participate online:
https://bit.ly/VAPPAReport

You can participate online!

We have limited seats for physical pariticipation and we hope that you will be able to join us online. You can register via zoom to connect to any of the events. 

Refer to individual event banners for all zoom registration and participation links.

Please note that physical participants must adhere to COVID-19 prevention protocols.

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