Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law

32

States PASSED

2

States in PROCESS

2

States PENDING

States Status Date
Abia State Passed 2020
Adamawa State Passed 2021
Akwa Ibom State Passed 2020
Anambra State Passed 2018
Bauchi State Passed 2020
Bayelsa State Passed 2021
Benue State Passed 2018
Borno State Passed 2022
Cross River State Passed 2018
Delta State Passed 2018
Ebonyi State Passed 2018
Edo State Passed 2018
Ekiti State Passed 2018
Enugu State Passed 2019
FCT Passed 2015
Gombe State Pending
Imo State Passed 2020
Jigawa Passed 2021
Kaduna State Passed 2018
Kano State Pending
Katsina State In Process
Kebbi State Passed 2022
Kogi State Passed 2021
Kwara State Passed 2020
Lagos State Passed 2007
Nassarawa State Passed 2021
Niger State Passed 2020
Ogun State Passed 2018
Ondo State Passed 2021
Osun State Passed 2020
Oyo State Passed 2016
Plateau State Passed 2018
Rivers State Passed 2020
Sokoto State Passed 2021
Taraba State Passed 2022
Yobe State Passed 2020
Zamfara State In Process
Abia Adamawa AkwaIbom Anambra Bauchi Bayelsa Benue Borno CrossRiver Delta Ebonyi Edo Ekiti Enugu Gombe Imo Jigawa Kaduna Kano Katsina Kebbi Kogi Kwara Lagos Nasarawa Niger Ogun Ondo Osun Oyo Plateau Rivers Sokoto Taraba Yobe Zamfara Abuja

Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law

The VAPP Act of 2015 is the most comprehensive legislation that responds to sexual and gender-based violence. The VAPP Act has been passed in 31 states (Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Yobe and FCT).

In 12 states, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Kano, Kebbi, Kogi, kwara, Nasarawa, Oyo, Rivers, Yobe and Zamfara, VAPP bills have been presented to the respective state assemblies for domestication and advocacy is vibrant in these states to ensure establishment of the VAPP Law.