[#Choice4Life]: Download the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2015

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Bullet Point Short History of #VAPPbill Sojourn at NASS

  • First introduced as Violence Against Women Bill at the National Assembly (House of Reps) on March 28, 2002; sponsored by Hon. Florence Eya
  • After 11 years, the bill having been harmonized with other related bill and renamed Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Bill; sponsored by Hon. Abike Dabiri was passed by the House of Representatives on 14th March, 2013.
  • Passed by the Senate on 5th May, 2015
  • Harmonized copy transmitted to the President on 21st May, 2015.
  • #Choice4Life Advocates released Press Statement on 24th May, 2015 calling for an immediate Presidential Assent on the bill.
  • The #VAPPbill was signed into law by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on 25th May, 2015.

To Download a copy of the #VAPP Act; click on #VAPPAct2015.

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About Laz Ude Eze

A public health physician, health systems consultant and an advocate for good governance, health equity and social justice. Authored the book, "A Companion to Practical Pathology" and founded HAPPYNigeria in 2006. I'm also a Brand Ambassador of Social Good Nigeria. To read my full profile, copy and paste this link on your URL and check it out >> http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=35254652&trk=tab_pro Your feedback on all posts are welcome. Follow me on twitter - @donlaz4u.

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  1. Dear Dr. Laz, I need your help with regards to a horrible experience I have had in the hands of my husband Victor ELias Oche , who threw my things and that of the children out of the house on the 17th of November, 2016.I have suffered intense verbal and physical abuse in his hands and his relatives made life unbearable for me. Please who do I contact to help me ?Thank you very much in advance.

    • Dear Joy,
      It hurts to know that you’re undergoing such traumatic experience.
      The alleged offenses are prohibited by the VAPP Act.
      NAPTIP is the agency primarily responsible for the implementation of the act and could be of help.
      If other resolution options have failed, you may want to discuss with your lawyer on the possible legal options.
      You may also consider seeking support from NGOs like Women Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) or Women Arise. Best wishes.

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