Gender-Based Violence: Minister of women affairs says psychiatric test is a must

Gender-Based Violence: Minister of women affairs says psychiatric test is a must

Nigeria’s Ministry of Women Affairs has proposed for a mandatory psychiatric examination as part of the country’s marriage criteria.

Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Women Affairs, made the plea during a press conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on the rise in incidences of gender-based violence (GBV).

According to her, the alarming rise in Gender-Based Violence seen in recent weeks warrants serious concern and immediate action.

“Several examples are reported everyday from the North and South, East and West, and we need to remind the public that due process is in place to address each and every one of these cases.”

“We can no longer sit by and watch our society devolve to the point where GBV is tolerated with impunity,” she said. “Our society must move with the realities of the times because we can no longer tolerate wickedness, greed, envy, and malicious acts in the name of culture.”

As a result, she urged all leaders in society to be more careful in how they carry out their duties and use the privileges given upon them.

Tallen further urged Governors and Commissioners of Women’s Affairs in all impacted states to devote the necessary attention to the incidents of gender-based violence.

She said that women’s groups in society have a huge role to play in reducing gender-based violence, while asking on Traditional and Religious Institutions to assist in this aim.

She went on to say that the Ministry of Women’s Affairs is “focused and resolute” in ensuring that criminals face the full force of the laws that govern our beloved country.

On April 8, 2022, a Nigerian gospel musician named Osinachi Nwachukwu, who was most known for her famous song “Ekweme,” was declared dead.

Osinachi Nwachukwu, the late.

“When I came into the compound, I saw the children, four beautiful children; three boys, one girl,” the Women Affairs Minister said after paying a condolence visit to the family. He (Peter) had warned the kids that they were not to talk about what had been going on in the house.

“I initially spoke with the first son, telling him that the President, like every Nigerian, is concerned about Osinachi’s death, and that all we want from him is the truth.”

“Then he let forth a scream… And that their father used to beat up on their mother, who was always depressed. He’d thrash her and flog her. He claimed that their father would collect them in a room and begin hitting them, and that if their mother entered the room to intervene, he would turn on her and beat her up as well. That’s always been the problem.

“They claimed it was their mother who went about singing gospel songs and returned with her money, which was transferred into his account if the money was received through a bank account.” He collects any money she has and delivers it to her in the form of peanuts for food and clothing.

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