Force Marriage

Rape, forced marriage, domestic violence: The new normal that imperils lives of women in Bauchi

Cases of rape, forced marriages and domestic violence against women continue to soar in Bauchi State. But the police who have the power to arrest and prosecute the suspects are complicit. Often time, they make excuses that the courts are on lockdown due to COVID-19 and allow the suspected perpetrators to go scot-free. The ICIR reports about the ordeal of three women in Bauchi State who have been serially violated by the men who should protect them.

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