Ebonyi State now has the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law.
Governor Dave Umahi gave his assent on Monday, at a ceremony at the Executive Council chambers in Abakaliki. The ceremony was attended by his wife, Rachael and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.
The Speaker, Mr Francis Nwifuru said the law forbids violence against persons, prohibits Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and protects women against all manners of violence, including wife battering.
“The implementation of this law will enable the protection of women and give confidence to women.
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