Nigerian Women Selling Their Body Because of Harsh Economy, Rights Group Raises Alarm

Nigerian Women Selling Their Body Because of Harsh Economy, Rights Group Raises Alarm

  • Nigerian women and girls are now selling their bodies for money because of the country's harsh economy
  • This allegation was raised by an international women rights organisation under the aegis of Baobab for Women’s Human Rights
  • To this effect, the association asked President Buhari to put the economy in the right shape to end all the odd means of escaping from the economic hardship

An international women rights organisation under the aegis of Baobab for Women’s Human Rights has made a shocking revelation.

According to the group, the harsh economic situation of Nigeria has made many girls and women vulnerable to harmful practices including selling their body for money and child marriage.

The organisation, therefore, called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to do something about the economic situation of the country immediately, Punch Newspaper reports.

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Nigerian women selling their body because of harsh economy, Rights group says
Rights group says harsh economic situation of Nigeria has made many girls and women vulnerable to harmful practices. Photo: Femi Adesina
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According to the executive director of BWR, Bunmi Dipo-Salami, raised this point during an interactive session with the Journalists in Abuja, with the theme: ‘Let’s end violence against women and girls now.’

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She said:

“Gender-based violence is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations, taking place every day, many times over, in every corner of the globe. Current estimates show that one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, perpetrated in private and public arenas by an intimate partner, family, neighbours, employers, instructors, supervisors, colleagues, religious and cultural leaders, or strangers.
“Additionally, the economic decline as a result of the pandemic, which has left many women who are reliant on daily wages in dire economic circumstances, increases women’s and girls’ vulnerability to negative coping mechanisms and harmful practices such as transactional sex and child marriage."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Dr Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, December 10, demanded that the All Progressive Congress (APC) begins to prepare its handover notes.

The former Senate president made the remark in his inaugural speech at the Abuja International Conference Centre. The new PDP boss speaking further listed the damages the ruling party had caused to the country.

He noted that the APC made Nigeria the poverty capital of the world after inheriting the fastest growing economy in Africa.

While noting that a small group of individuals in the ruling party should not be allowed to continue to destroy Nigeria, adding that the PDP will make Nigeria the focus of development.

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But after seeing its value rise to over a 2 million dollars in a flash the coin's value dropped to $0

Squid coin in November surged to a top price of $2,681 before plummeting to $0.01 - a 99.99% fall in less than a month.

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