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Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Benin Branch – the Lion Bar pioneers the setting up of the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Committee in any of the Branches of the NBA anywhere in Nigeria.

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A Statement on the issue released by the Secretary of the Lion Bar: Andrew O. Lawani indicated as follows:

Dear Colleagues

Please take notice that the committee earlier constituted has been enlarged and christened as ‘Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Committee’. The members are as follows;

Onyinyechi Nwachukwu Chairman
Stella Ojeme, Alternate Chairman
Orobosa Okunbor, Secretary
Mariam Erakhoba Ilavbare Consultant
Sapphire Adaikpoh
Ivie Oliha
Eghosa Osarogiagbon
Loveth Osagiede
Tessy Oserogho
Asoro Jennifer
Esohe Uwuigbe
Ogechi Ilueminosen

Terms of Reference amongst others are as follows

1 To ensure the provision of an effective, comprehensive, and coordinated response to cases of gender-based violence

2 To ensure the effective prosecution of gender-based violence cases in the State

3 To represent the Bar in any fora involving issues of sexual and gender-based violence

4 To liaise with the Police, Ministry of Justice, and the Judiciary in ensuring the effective implementation of the VAP Law

5 To raise awareness of gender-based violence issues among stakeholders, survivors, and members of the public.

O. A. Lawani Esq, Secretary, NBA Benin

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