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U.S. Calls for Investigation into Nigerian Forced Abortions, According to Report

Dec 16, 2022

The U.S. Department of State says it is “deeply troubled” by recent allegations of a forced abortion program on more than 10,000 Nigerian women and has communicated its concerns to the Nigerian government, The Christian Post reported Dec. 15.

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Action Needed amid Increased Rape, Teenage Pregnancies in South Africa: Catholic Entity

Aug 28, 2021

Reports of increased cases of rape and teenage pregnancies in South Africa are a cause for concern for officials of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) who are calling for an “urgent response” to address the crisis. 

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Catholic Nuns among Rape Victims in Growing Military Brutality in Tigray, Ethiopia

Jun 2, 2021

The Catholic Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has reported the gross violation of human rights in Ethiopia’s Tigray region where military have been accused of raping women including Catholic Nuns.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with members of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). / Archbishop Kaigama's Facebook page

Church, Government in Nigeria to Partner in Fight against Rape, Human Trafficking

Jul 13, 2020

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is seeking to partner with the Catholic Church in the West African country in view of fighting “against trafficking and rape of persons,” an official in Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Abuja has announced in a report.

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria.

Nigerian Prelate Calls for Collaborative Efforts to Curb Crime of Rape

Jun 29, 2020

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese is calling for joint initiatives to put an end to the upsurge of rape cases in Africa’s most populous country, describing the crime as “an intrinsic evil that infringes on the dignity and privacy of the victims.”

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Abuja Archdiocese, Nigeria.

Nigerian Prelate Denounces “heinous crime of rape,” Demands Legal Action

Jun 22, 2020

Reports that indicate a spike in cases of rape in recent days in Nigeria have caught the attention of the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja who has termed the actions “heinous crime of rape” and demanded legal action against the perpetrators.