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Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin

Oyo assembly, stakeholders agree on implementation of child law

The Oyo State House of Assembly has agreed with stakeholders in the state that offences bordering on infringement on the rights of children will no longer be tolerated in the state as every offender in whatever guise, will be made to face the law.

Project Alert holds webinar on stemming domestic violence during lockdown

In furtherance of the Spotlight Initiative programme to eliminate violence against women and girls, which kicked off in February this year, an NGO, Project Alert on Violence Against Women, midweek, held a Webinar on Covid-19 & Sexual and Gender-based Violence Response in Lagos.
An Australian judge on Thursday sentenced Graeme Lawrence, 77, to eight years in jail, for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1991 local media reported.

Former Anglican dean jailed in Australia for child sex abuse

An Australian judge on Thursday sentenced Graeme Lawrence, 77, to eight years in jail, for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1991 local media reported.

Christian council moves against sexual assault on children

The Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) has brought together over 50 million Christians in Nigeria to end violence against children.
Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the youth and the Synod Fathers at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tiziana FABI

Pope issues new law, guidelines against child abuse in Vatican

Pope Francis on Friday issued new directives to prevent child sexual abuse within the Vatican City State, as had been promised after February’s anti-abuse summit.

Journalists face possible jail for Cardinal’s trial reporting

Dozens of Australian journalists could face prison or a fine for allegedly breaching a reporting ban on the trial of Cardinal George Pell.
Pope Francis leads the Epiphany mass, on January 6, 2019 at the Vatican. (Photo by VINCENZO PINTO - AFP)

Pope vows justice for victims of ‘vile’ sex abuse

Pope Francis vowed justice for victims of clerical sex abuse Monday, describing paedophilia as one of the “vilest” crimes ahead of a historic global meet on the crisis roiling the church.
The Cece Yara Foundation is a child-centred non-profit organisation to prevent child sexual abuse and provide access to care, information, protection and emergency intervention for children who are sexually abused or at risk, and their family.

Google Impact Challenge: Vote for the Cece Yara Foundation, save millions of Nigerian children...

The Cece Yara Foundation, a top 12 finalist of the Google Impact Challenge has taken up the fight against child sexual abuse at a time when 25% of girls and 10% of boys in Nigeria experience sexual violence.

Tumblr removed from Apple’s App Store over child pornography issues

Tumblr says that child pornography was the reason for its app’s sudden disappearance from the iOS App Store. The app has been missing from the store since November 16th, but until now the reason for its absence was unclear — initially Tumblr simply said it was “working to resolve the issue with the iOS app.”

Australian PM: Convicted archbishop should resign

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday called on an archbishop to quit after becoming the most senior Catholic official in the world to be convicted for concealing child sexual abuse.

Australian Catholic Church to participate in redress scheme for sex abuse survivors

The Australian Catholic Church has committed to taking part in a new national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, two top religious groups said on Wednesday.

Children’s Day: We are resolute about protecting children’s rights, dignity – Governor Obaseki

As Nigeria celebrates Children’s Day on Sunday, May 27, the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that his administration is resolute about protecting the rights, dignity and physical space of children.

Australian premier asks states, churches to pay child sex abuse victims

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday asked states and territories, as well as churches, charities and other institutions to compensate victims of child sexual abuse.

Pope Francis reactivates Vatican panel against child sex abuse

Pope Francis has reactivated a panel of experts on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church tasked with looking into prevention and care for the victims, the Vatican said on Saturday.

800,000 children displaced in Congo conflict – UN

UN says no fewer 800,000 children fled violence in the eastern Congo, where many face being sexually abused or recruited as child soldiers.

Pope in Chile expresses ‘pain’ and ‘shame’ over abuse scandal

Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his "pain" and "shame" over child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the church in Chile, as he made his first speech during a visit to the South American country.

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China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

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Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

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