WIMAJ Chairperson,Mrs Ezinne Azunna

***Tasks Agencies on Enforcement of Laws Against Sexual Violence in the Maritime Industry 

Women in Maritime Journalism (WIMAJ), has condemned in strong terms the incessant cases of rape and violence against women in Nigeria, calling also for organisations in the maritime industry to prioritise the enforcement of laws and policies that protect women against sexual violence.

WIMAJ, in a press release signed by its Chairperson, Mrs Ezinne Azunna stated that recent national discussions on putting an end to rape and sexual violence against women, must take into cognisance occurrences of sexual harassment and abuse at the workplace, even as it tasked organisations to ensure that people found culpable are punished according to law.

It said, there are reports pointing to experiences of sexual harassment and abuse of females who work in the industry, especially seafarers who many times have to stay on board vessels

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