Have you ever been raped by a friend, relation or stranger? Do you know someone who has? Do not keep silent about it. There are people willing to fight for you. Below is the contact information of some organizations that I know are working passionately for the cause locally in Nigeria. You can contact any of them for help:
- Project Alert on Violence Against Women (PROJECT ALERT)- a non-governmental women's rights organisation set up in January 1997 to promote and protect the rights of women and young girls- Contact Address: 21, Akinsanya Street, Off Isheri Road, Taiwo Bus stop (Behind FRSC) Ojodu - Berger. Lagos. Telephone/E-mail: 234-1-8209387; 08052004698; 08180091072. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com. ABUJA OFFICE: 26 Bamenda Street, Off Abidjan Street, Wuse Zone 3. Telephone: 234 -8708618.
- Team WAR (Walk Against Rape) Speaking up for justice! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 08057861285.
- Media concern Initiative for women and Children:Confidential Helplines are available 24hrs with staff on-hand to attend to your distress calls. Telephone: 08023331036, 08058207164, 08099522487. Address: 15A, Bolodeoku Crescent, Dideolu Estate, by Sweet Sensation, Ijaiye Road Ogba, Lagos. Community Office:13 Anthony Otti Street, by Bolthine International Schools Off Akingbade Street, Baba Ijesha B/stop, Aboru, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos. Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
- Do you know any NGO in your local community with a similar mission? Drop their contact address in the comment box and I will happily add them to the list too, after verifying that they are legit! Thanks!
THE ABSU CASE WENT VIRAL
"Initially we thought it was a fake video, until someone identified the girl in the video as a student here," said Onyekachi Ndukwe, a final year Law student of the University (Daily Times report).
No doubt, many people would rather keep silent than report a rape case for fear of ridicule. But there are many organizations springing up to address this issue... do not keep silent, help is available!!