Tag: sexual violence

GuestNovember 30, 2021

“My mother was still in the mortuary and this man was defiling me”, Fatima Ishiaku discusses her sexual abuse ordeal #WithChude

Being a victim of sexual abuse is a tragic occurrence, let alone having to endure it for a prolonged period. ...

Ado AminuAugust 23, 2021

How to spot sexual grooming and protect children from sexual predators

The idea of sexual grooming – which is often a lead-up to sexual abuse – can sound a bit complicated ...

Ado AminuAugust 21, 2021

Who is looking out for LGBT+ children in the conversation about sexual violence?

There are a number of ways the crime of sexual violence can begin unfolding in one’s life. It is not ...

Ado AminuAugust 20, 2021

The likely reason for the rampant paedophilia in Nigeria unfolds in Twitter conversation about the age of consent

The flimsy endurance of the Twitter trend cycle of 24 – at most 48 – hours has only on extremely ...

Ado AminuMay 28, 2021

Children’s Day: Taking stock of how Nigeria fails children caught in conflict

There appears to be an existing pattern to the celebration of Children’s Day in Nigeria, and it belies the unseriousness ...

Ado AminuMay 5, 2021

How sex education and demolishing purity culture could help in the fight against sexual violence

The first time I had sex it wasn’t sex, it was statutory rape. I wouldn’t know that until years later. ...

Ado AminuApril 6, 2021

The ache of silence | Intimate partner violence in LGBT+ relationships

It is an open secret that the laws against same-sex relationships notwithstanding LGBT+ people find ways to love in Nigeria. ...

Ado AminuFebruary 4, 2021

Rape Culture: 7 years after Chibok abduction; we are yet to address the root cause of a menace

April 14, 2014, will remain significant in Nigeria’s shared history for a long time, perhaps forever. Two hundred and seventy ...

ToluMarch 20, 2017

#Impact365: WARIF opens its doors to women and young girls who have survived sexual violence

Findings from a National Survey carried out in 2014 on Violence Against Children in Nigeria confirmed one in four females ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 18, 2017

The Thread: A beautiful story of how Maureen, a multiple rape victim turned lemons to lemonade

There’s probably nothing more crushing as another human exercising complete power over you to violate in the worst ways. How ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 16, 2017

Opinion: Nigeria’s faux modest culture

by Nana Aisha Salaudeen   “You went visiting a man alone, what did you think would happen?” Those were the ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 9, 2016

Thread: Governor Ambode is leading the #WarAgainstRape

On Thursday, a lady shared her heartwrenching story of her ordeal in the hands of police officers. In the light of that, the Governor ...

AzeezSeptember 8, 2016

We need just 11 scapegoats | Ambode against sexual, domestic violence

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday said the security agencies in the state needs 11 scapegoats who engage in ...

Oreoluwa PetersApril 29, 2016

Help curb the scourge of rape and sexual violence plaguing our society

Stand To End Rape (S.T.E.R), an advocacy organization aimed at raising awareness about the societal effects and stigma associated with ...

June 13, 2013

Heartless: “When we rape we feel free” – Congo soldiers give shocking account of atrocities

AP Photo: Pete Muller. British filmmaker Fiona-Lloyd-Davis went to the Congo to film firsthand accounts from victims and rapists in ...

January 3, 2013

Just mean: ‘Pastor’ sodomises a 12-year-old girl, his church blame it on a 6-year-old ‘witch’ whom they beat and parade

by Rachel Ogbu Alasco Sobowale, a pastor based in Lagos has been accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Epe. ...

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