NGO Harps On Need For Rape Victims To Break Culture Of Silence

11 December 2020 by Josiah Buzun

The Country Director of a nongovernmental Organization Women for Women, Mrs Bukola Onyishi has expressed concern over the high prevalence of rape cases in the Country.

Mrs Onyishi stated this at an event to commemorate the 16 days of activism against gender based violence with the theme ‘ Orange of the world; Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect.’  held in Jos Plateau State.

She expressed regret over the culture of silence when it comes to rape cases which she said must be broken.

Mrs Onyishi described as unimaginable, the pain and lifetime effects of rape on women , and called on victims to speak out so that a solution could be found.

She explained that over 700 women in the Country reported cases of domestic  violence against them during the COVID 19 lockdown which she said could be higher because many did not report.

Mrs Onyishi called for more engagement and orientation at the grassroots because some women still believe that domestic violence was normal.

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