A Public Hearing

HEIR Women Hub was at THE PUBLIC HEARING/SUBMISSION OF a MEMORANDUM ON A BILL FOR AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WIDOWS AND ALL FORMS OF REPRESSIVE AND DEGRADING WIDOWHOOD PRACTICES AND FOR RELATED MATTERS; THE DEFINITION OF THE OFFENCE OF IMAGE BASED SEXUAL ABUSE UNDER THE ACT MAKE PROVISION FOR PENALTY FOR OFFENCE OF IMAGE BASED SEXUAL ABUSE: AND FOR RELATED MATTERS; (HBs.1711 AND HB.1804)

The meeting started with the Honourable Chairman of the Committee of Women Affairs and Social Development, Rep. (Otunba) Adewunmi Oriyomi Onanuga welcoming guests: Civil service organizations, members of the press, members of the committee, and everyone present at the hearing.

Organizations present gave comments, and recommendations to the committee to improve on the amendments of the VAPP Act.

Remarks were given by other members of the committee and the meeting ended with an appreciation from the Honourable Chairman as she urged CSOs to help in advocating for the VAPP act in ensuring that the masses are carried along, stating that the committee is there to make the laws and we should help them advocate for the acts.

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