Sexual Violence Is Endemic In Sokoto But A Law Firm Is Changing The Narrative

Rashida Muhammad and Co. is a small law firm in Nigeria's northwest states that gives free representation to women and girls who have been victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Despite harsh laws on the books, the people who commit such crimes benefit from an inefficient and slow system of justice. The Rashida firm has successfully prosecuted five cases, with more in progress. When victims do not see a likely way to seek justice, crimes go unreported, people committing harm remain unaccountable, and victims are discriminated against in education.

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