Saturday, 6 August 2016

FIDA Chairperson advocates Child’s Right Act domestication

Mrs Ngozi Ikenga, FCT Chairperson, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), has advocated full domestication of the Child’s Right Act in the country.



She made the call on Saturday in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), observing that the full domestication of the act would address the challenge of child abuse.

She said the Child’s Right Act would also be a check on most of the violation of the rights of the child in the society.

``Those states who have not domesticated the Child’s Right Act need to be sensitised to its domestication and full implementation.

``We want the domestication and full implementation of some of the laws promulgated by the United Nations on child’s right in all our states,’’ she insisted.

She also said FIDA had been pushing bills at the National Assembly that would enhance the welfare of children in the country.

Ikenga assured the public that the association would fight the course of children in the area of child labour, trafficking, violence against them, rape, early and forced marriage, among others.

She said that FIDA also engaged in pro-bono -- free legal services -- for women and children who were not privileged to claim their rights.

Ikenga said that the association planned to engage indigent women in agriculture to alleviate their sufferings and make them independent and relevant in the society.