Delta Prosecutes 22 Men for Violence Against Women

The Delta State Government says it has prosecuted over 22 men, who violated women in the state.

The government also added that a man, who violated her two daughters, five and seven years old respectively, has been arrested.

The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Community Development, Mrs Pat Ajudua, stated this on Thursday during a walk-show to commemorate International Women’s Day in Asaba.

He said, “The Ministry of Women’s Affairs has prosecuted several men for violence against women.

“The ministry has 22 judgments in court against men. A week ago, we got information that a man, a tricycle rider violated her two daughters, five and seven years old.

“We brought the children here, examined them, and discovered that their organs have been damaged.”

In his remarks, the Behavioral Change Communication Officer for SFH DISC in Delta, Mr Ugo Vincent, said that the DISC project aimed to shift sexual and reproductive healthcare to becoming a more patient-centered self-care approach where individuals take charge of their own healthcare needs.

“The whole essence of self-care is to ensure women have more autonomy over their sexual and reproductive health, allowing them to decide when they want to get pregnant.

“By providing access to self-inject contraceptives, we aim to prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce the strain on healthcare facilities, and improve women’s overall reproductive health,” he said.

He explained that the DISC project in Delta is currently working in about 56 facilities across five local government areas with the family planning providers trained to provide clients with balanced counseling messages to elicit informed choices in taking up FP methods.

On her part, the National Secretary Association of Women Living with HIV/ADIS Delta chapter, Nkem Chukwemeka, called on the state government to make a law against discrimination against people living with living with HIV.