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Rape, gender-based violence on increase in Oyo communities – UNFPA-GA raises alarm

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A staff of researchers engaged on the International Affairs Canada panorama evaluation on sexual and gender-based violence has revealed that there’s a rise in rape and gender-based violence in some communities in Oyo State.

The staff of consultants included Oyo State Coordinator for the UNFPA-GAC survey, Dr Adebimpe Adenugba, Gender Reproductive Well being Analyst of UNFPA, Dr Esther Somefun, Drs O.B Babalola, O.Okay Oyelade and Usman Ojedokun.

Our correspondent reviews that the analysis, which was funded by International Affairs Canada, was executed by the United Nations Inhabitants Fund (UNFPA) in Sokoto, Bauchi and Oyo States.

The aim of the research was to seek out out the dangerous conventional practices and the speed of Gender Primarily based Violence (GBV) within the State.

The researchers in thier discovering, revealed that medication and alcohol consumption contributed to gender-based violence in most communities within the state.

They discovered that girls in Ogbomoso and Oyo cities and different rural communities within the state endure excessive stage of rape, assault and abuse.

The researchers within the preliminary report submitted to Oyo state Ministry of Well being on the Exit/Validation assembly with stakeholders on International Affairs Canada Panorama Evaluation on Sexual and Gender-Primarily based Violence, Dangerous Conventional Practices and Obstetrics Fistula within the state, disclosed that girls reported that their males weren’t residing as much as household duties.

Adenugba whereas talking disclosed that girls reported not having fun with any type of rights.

She famous that girls nonetheless proceed to face dangerous conventional practices.


Talking on the problem of rape within the affected communities, Somefun stated that there’s excessive fee of rape in some communities within the state.

Among the many communities the place rape and gender-based violence is rampant in line with her is Oyo and Ogbomoso communities.

“Sure, they stated rape is constant and is frequent. Other than husbands raping their wives, there may be additionally baby rape, grownup rape and aged rape.

“They stated the kids particularly are weak as a result of throughout a interval like this with excessive fee of poverty, they needed to ship their youngsters hawking, so baby labour causes rape.

“So there’s excessive fee of rape in Iseyin and Ogbomosho communities,” she said.

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