WRAPA Implements a One-day Review Committee Meeting in Kano State, on the Wings of the “Advancing Women’s Legal Rights Project”, under the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC) Programme
The Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), held a one-day review meeting in Kano State, on the Penal Code. This activity was implemented on the wings of the ‘Advancing Women’s Legal Rights: Strengthening State Accountability and Community Action to Address Gender-Based Violence in Adamawa and Kano States’ project. The project is supported by the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Programme, which is funded by the European Union and implemented by the British Council in Nigeria. The aim of the RoLAC Programme is to enhance good governance in Nigeria, by contributing to strengthening the rule of law, improving the administration of criminal justice and curbing corruption. The programme is doing this by supporting reform initiatives led by the federal and state criminal justice institutions, anti-corruption agencies, civil society, citizens and the media. RoLAC’s interventions are focused in 5 states – Adamawa, Anambra, Edo, Kano, Lagos and at Federal level.
The meeting was organized to consolidate efforts by the review committee aimed at drafting a revised Penal Code in Kano State. In attendance, were all the members of the review committee which comprises; Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Hisbah Command, Nigeria Police Force (NPF), NHRC, State Ministry of Women Affairs, (SMoWA), Kano Civil Society Forum, Coalition Against Rape and Violence, FOMWAN, CAN, Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI), FIDA, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Child Protection Network, National Association of People with Disabilities (NAOPWD).
At the end of the meeting, the review committee came up with a draft of the revised Penal Code.