The Edo State authorities has launched a intercourse offender register to call and disgrace rapists.
The register additionally targets culprits of different types of Sexual and Gender-Primarily based Violence (SGBV).
On Wednesday, Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, decried the rise in SGBV.
She vowed that perpetrators can be made to reply for his or her crimes.
“Would-be employers, particularly these working with weak residents, akin to youngsters, younger adults, and individuals with disabilities, are inspired to hold out background checks for would-be candidates.
“The Edo sexual offender database is totally related with the Nationwide sexual offender database which was launched by the UN Deputy Secretary-Normal and warehoused in NAPTIP, making Edo the primary state to hyperlink up with the nationwide database.
“The register will mainly include data of reported, arraigned or convicted individuals concerned in circumstances of sexual violation or abuse as outlined by the Violence In opposition to Individuals Prohibition Regulation.”
The official stated statistics present that one in three girls worldwide has been coerced into intercourse, overwhelmed or in any other case abused of their lifetime.
Omorogbe added that the register and assault referral centre would tackle the menace and be certain that Edo is protected for ladies and youngsters.