HOW NIGERIAN CULTURE ENABLES GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Gender-based Violence (GBV) is a form of physical, emotional, verbal or psychological abuse rationalized towards a particular gender particularly women. In Nigeria, GBV is a severe social epidemic as we live in a very cultural society, a society where culture is highly respected and held in high esteem. Our culture passes certain messages across which can be seen as "unfavorable" to women. For example, a Nigerian wife is ...

THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE

It is not new that rape has been one of the most gruesome crimes prevalent against women, that is highly under-reported and treated with levity. Why? Because the society is constantly churning out excuses for rapists and subtly fostering this malevolent act. They cajole these women into silence and shame – the stigma attached to being raped is outrageous. Hardly anybody to believe them because there are always questions to why the rapist targeted her and how it happened...