Ritual hot bath wankan jego in Kano: Are they still practicing? What are the implications? Background: Postpartum ritual hot bath is one of the harmful cultural beliefs commonly practiced in Northern Nigeria. It is linked with health hazards especially among women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Methodology: It was a cross-sectional study conducted among pregnant women over the period of 3 months. Questionnaire was administered among consenting pregnant women.
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Her father sits in his village compound with five male friends who happen to be local chiefs to discuss her coming of age and make plans for a special ceremony. When she turned 10, you said 16! What, again?! Woman, do not disturb me! The wife goes on to tell him about the menstrual and labor pains she experienced as a result of having gone through female genital mutilation herself. Anyway, has painful menstruation ever killed anyone?
It’s tradition: Female genital mutilation in Nigeria
The prevalence of sexual violence within the Boko Haram crisis has been widely reported in humanitarian assessments, human rights reports and media coverage from the early days of the insurgency. There they found evidence of widespread sexual abuse and other major protection concerns affecting internally displaced women and girls. This was not the first report of a protection deficit in the humanitarian response, nor the first report of sexual exploitation and abuse of displaced women and girls, but it was the first time that UN officials had pinpointed the coalescence of Boko Haram violence and sexual exploitation and abuse in displacement to create extreme vulnerability among displaced women and girls. In April , an assessment report identified gender-based violence as a feature of displacement in the north-east Nigeria crisis, and identified a lack of prioritisation of gender-based violence programming by the humanitarian community in Nigeria. In October , a Human Rights Watch report of sexual exploitation and abuse among IDP women and girls by camp officials led to the establishment of a committee to investigate allegations of trafficking and sexual abuse of IDPs.
A church pastor and self-styled prophet who repeatedly raped children after "holy baths" has been jailed for 34 years. Michael Oluronbi, 60, abused six girls and a boy over a year period, claiming the baths would ward off evil. His wife Juliana Oluronbi, who arranged abortions after four girls became pregnant, was jailed for 11 years.