This is a special feature dedicated to the fight against sexual violence. Sexual violence is any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercion, acts to traffic a person or acts directed against a person's sexuality, regardless of the relationship which may exist between the perpetrator and the victim.
Here are five Non-governmental Organisations in Nigeria that fight against sexual violence and support people that have been victims of sexual violence.
1. Media Concern
Founded in 2000 by Dr Princess Olufemi-Kayode, Media concern is a non-governmental organisation working in the field of sexual violence prevention and crisis response. The activities at Media Concern include a crisis response centre, victim advocacy programs, 24 hour confidential help lines, resource centre on Sexual Violence, children's project, psycho-social support and free HIV screening.
Address: 15A, Bolodeoku Crescent, Dideolu Estate, Ogba, Lagos.
Phone Number: 08187243468 , 08155770000 , 0701 349 1769
Click here to learn more about Media Concern.
2. Stand to End Rape Initiative
Stand to End Rape Initiative is a youth-led Not-for-Profit organisation founded by Ms Ayodeji Osowobi. The organisation is involved in advocating against sexual violence, providing prevention mechanisms and supporting survivors with psycho-social services.
The organization advocates for rape survivors who can’t speak about their ordeal due to stigmatization, by enlightening our community on the need to end rape and victim blaming. The organization uses various platforms to educate people and also engages in interactive sessions via social media.
Address: 1B Godson Ilodianya Close, Off Ayo Babatunde Crescent, Akiogun road, Lekki.
Phone Number: +2348095967000
Click here to learn more about the Stand to End Rape Initiative.
3. Mirabel Centre
The Mirabel Centre opened on July 1, 2013 and was founded by Itoro Eze-Anaba. It is the first rape crisis centre in Nigeria. It is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) that provides holistic and high quality medical and psycho-social services to survivors of sexual assault and rape.
Address: Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos.
Phone Number:07013491769, 01-2957816, 08187243468
Click here to learn more about the Mirabel Centre.
4. Women Against Rape, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Exploitation (WARSHE)
Women Against Rape, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Exploitation (WARSHE) is a not-for-profit organisation which was inaugurated in October 1998. It is headquartered at Obafemi Awolowo University, in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
The idea of an organisation to assist victims of sexual violence and abuse came as a result of the increase human rights and media reportage of incidents of rape, sexual harassment, child sexual abuse and sexual exploitation in institutions of learning; in workplaces; on the streets in both rural areas and urban centres; in gynaecology clinics; in religious places; in prisons; in conflict situations and in some homes.
The organisation helps survivors obtain medical assistance whilst providing counselling services and emotional support to survivors. They also offer legal assistance for court and out-of-court settlements as well as the necessary personal support to survivors during the formal and non-formal procedures of the court.
Address: Conference Centre Shopping Complex, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Phone Number: +234803-407-8730.
Click here to learn more about WARSHE.
5. Project Alert
.Project Alert is a non-governmental women's rights organisation set up in January 1999 to promote and protect the rights of women and young girls. The headquarters of Project Alert is in Lagos while Abuja has a branch office.
Project Alert seeks to influence society by actively advocating for zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women and young girls.
Lagos: 21, Akinsanya Street Off Isheri Road, Taiwo Bus stop Ojodu - Berger, Lagos.
Abuja: 26 Bamenda Street, Off Abidjan Street, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja.
Phone Number: +2348052004698, +2348180091072
Click here to learn more about Project Alert.
Stand to End Rape
21/11/2019 05:56:46 pm
Exactly a month today I was raped ,It took me A month to open up to my aunt..I feel worthless and without value..He really used me
olokooba omobolaji abdulwasiu
18/6/2020 01:43:37 pm
Please, Emmanuel, I get in touch with You. I'm a campus reporter for Premium Time Center for Investigative Journalism. We are woking on The Silence on Rape Victims in Nigeria
21/11/2019 06:57:55 pm
Hi Emmanuella, so sorry to hear about this. You are a strong and valuable woman. We applaud your Courage!
Ugwu Christian Nnaemeka
11/6/2020 01:38:33 pm
I know a victim
13/6/2020 08:30:39 pm
Hi Christian, thank you for speaking up!
17/6/2020 10:17:27 am
This isn't a case of rape yet but to avoid it, I need to report to someone. There's a married man disturbing my little cousin at work.. We know many of these men result to rape and violent act eventually.. We need someone who could help us handle him just before he does something foolish.
9/10/2020 07:41:54 pm
5/7/2020 10:28:35 am
Hi everyone. My name is Elvis Best Omoghene from Edo state Nigeria. I am an Actor and a Movie director. I currently directed a Video titled "Lock Your Gate" by a Renown Poet; Braimadpainter Now, I have directed a few videos in the past but i take an exception on this particular video. This is because it address the issues of rape and rape victims. So, we are currently looking for a potential NGO that can take up this video and use it as a sort of advocacy against rape and all its functions alike. Above, is my email address you can reach me via. Thanks.
8/10/2020 10:13:17 am
Please i want to report a sexual assault on one of my neighbour daughter, I have been persuading her to allow me take legal action, but she said no. Please in what capacity can i make sure justice is served
9/10/2020 07:43:06 pm
3/11/2020 07:44:19 am
What NGOs fighting against rape case are based in Portharcourt
11/11/2020 08:28:59 am
19/11/2020 01:37:27 am
Is there an NGO in Taraba that helps children sexually molested by a parent?
16/12/2020 09:41:48 pm
1/12/2020 12:03:34 pm
My Girlfriend was raped y'day in her parents house.. she called me crying.. I don't know how it happened and she has refused talking about it.. please I need help
2/12/2020 12:10:23 am
Hi Steve, so sorry to hear about this!
13/9/2021 10:49:29 pm
Hello, I like to seek your advice on this pathetic incident of rape. My younger female cousin was allowed by her mother to be taken to Lagos by the wife of one of her (my aunt's) uncles. Not long, a neighbor in the environment where they live in Lagos discovered that one of the sons of my aunt's uncle's wife has been sexually abusing this teenage girl in their care and decided to report the case to an NGO. The NGO came with police and arrested the said abuser. However, before we new it, the rapist's father had sent 500k to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command to release his son without informing the NGO that the boy has been released, while the Commissioner threatened the victim's mother not to pursue the case. At this moment, what can should do to get justice for her daughter as she is up against stronger and richer individual with connection in the police. The NGO seems to be exhibiting cold feet in pursuing this matter, Please I urgently need your advice on this, Thanks.
6/4/2022 11:58:12 am
What NGOs fighting against rape case are based in Abia state
6/5/2022 10:15:25 pm
25/5/2022 03:19:30 am
I very much appreciate it. Thank you for this excellent article. Keep posting!
18/8/2022 05:35:17 am
Where can we get help in Akure Ondo State?
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