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Constitutionalising the Violation of the Right of the Girl Child in Nigeria: Exploring Constitutional Safeguards and Pitfalls

Azubike Onuora-Oguno 5th August 2013

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the highest legislative arm in Nigeria, is on the verge of enshrining the legality of child marriage. This is a direct implication of the voting pattern anchored by Senator Yerima (former governor of Zamfara State) refusing the deleting of Section 29 (4) (b) of Nigeria’s current Constitution.  […]

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The Rock-Hard Foundation: Mandela Day, 18 July 2013

Kelly Stone 18th July 2013

“I pay tribute to the mothers and wives and sisters of our nation. You are the rock-hard foundation of our struggle.” – Nelson Mandela, February 1990 Nelson Mandela spoke these words upon his release from Robben Island on 11 February 1990, after serving twenty-seven years as a political prisoner. Fueled by an uncompromising vision for a free […]

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Silencing Rape on U.S. College Campuses: Evaluating the Clery Act

Greer Feick 9th May 2013

The Steubenville rape verdict a few months ago has sparked a broader conversation about the United States’ endemic “rape culture”, and the responsibility of innocent bystanders and institutions to report sexual violence. One place where the silencing of sexual violence is an ongoing problem is on U.S. college campuses.  Under the Clery Act  — named […]

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