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Polio is a viral disease that mainly affects children under five. While no longer a case for panic by WHO standards, the polio virus, which can cause paralysis, is still devastating communities within Nigeria.
"Not only are women at risk of contracting COVID-19, they are also exposed to an increased threat of sexual violence during the pandemic."
In Nigeria, a culture of rape and impunity persists, making it difficult for victims to hold their abusers accountable. Police often dismiss rape cases and blame the victims.
Lagos' waterfront communities are seen as a public health and safety threat, but to residents who struggle to afford to live on the mainland, they are the only option.
The year 2019 saw major movements to advance the rights of girls and women in Nigeria. Will 2020 continue this momentum?
“Many people see disability as a charity issue rather than a human rights issue, says Ekaete Umoh, a disability rights activist in Nigeria.