The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism will publicly present a media justice status report on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Nigeria on September 21, 2022.
According to a statement on Wednesday by the Executive Director, WSCIJ, Motunrayo Alaka, the report titled, ‘Missing data, missing justice,’ was an activity under its 2021 Report Women: Female Reporters Leadership Programme funded by Open Society Foundation Africa.
The statement added that the report provided empirical evidence on SGBV issues as reported in the media and their status in the criminal justice process.
“The need to track the delivery of justice for survivors and victims of SGBV reported in the media necessitated this report. We hope that the report will stimulate conversations and actions among relevant stakeholders to improve the criminal justice framework and address the gaps observed in media reportage and the records of the police, court and individuals and organisations that intervene on the issues of SGBV,” it added.
The statement also noted that a professor of law and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ezeilo, would chair the event while a lawyer and Executive Director of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, would review the report.
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