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#NoMercyForLanre: Mercy Aigbe ‘A Case Study of Domestic Violence’

Domestic violence is a nightmare which is seeped into reality and becomes a controversial topic when brought to the spotlight especially when a celebrity is involved. When you bring up the name Mercy Aigbe and domestic violence you get a flood of information, stories and report. The story started on the popular social media platform Instagram, where Mercy Aigbe posted a picture on the 28th of April 2017 with the...

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Rape Culture ….Where the Victim is always to Blame

First let us get an understanding of what Rape Culture is… According to Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services Rape Culture is an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture. Rape culture is perpetuated through the use of misogynistic language, the objectification of women’s bodies, and the glamorization of sexual...

May 03, 2017 by Paul Thomson 0 Comments
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Husband beats and stabs his wife in her private part after accusing her of cheating

A man named Victor Ojiaku has been arrested by the Nigerian police for allegedly beating his wife mercilessly and then stabbing her in her private part with a broken bottle after accusing her of sleeping with sleeping with a teenage boy who works for him. Ojiaku, an automobile parts dealer, attacked his wife, Faith Ojiaku, 27, a mother of three at their home in White Sand, Isheri-Osun in Lagos State last week....

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KEMEN OR SEMEN: The Blurred Line Between MOLESTATION AND CONSENT.

By Ceaf staff #KemenOrSEMEN                  MOLESTATION : According to Definition of Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is usually undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. When force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or (often pejoratively) molester.                 CONSENT: permission for...

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The Empowered Woman – 7 Important traits according to Minna Salami

Minna Salami who is listed by ELLE Magazine as one of “twelve women changing the world“, is a Feminist , a writer, commentator and the founder of MsAfropolitan.com. She talks about seven psychological trait that empowered women posses. She states in her online article on the Guardian Nigeria that in a patriarchal society like ours, some can be especially difficult to achieve but these types of traits (as the...

April 19, 2017 by Paul Thomson 0 Comments
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Why You Should Speak Up If You Suspect Someone is Been Abused…Some Dos and Dont’s

We tend to preach the gospel of domestic abuse and victims coming forth to report and talk about it. But Often times victims of domestic abuse do not even realize they are in these situations and sometimes it becomes too late. In cases like this people around them can go a long way to help and even save them from further abuse and save a Life. If you suspect that someone you know is being abused, speak up! If...

April 05, 2017 by Paul Thomson 0 Comments
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OBSTETRIC FISTULA …The Fate of a Child Bride

According to the United Nations Populations Funds Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries … It is a hole between the birth canal and bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labor, without access to timely, high-quality medical treatment. It leaves women leaking urine, faeces or both, and often leads to chronic medical problems, depression, social isolation and...

March 29, 2017 by Paul Thomson 0 Comments
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Domestic Abuse Often Leads to Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. When people think of domestic abuse, they often focus on domestic violence. But...

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A True Survivor! …The Somalian born Waris Dirie.

Waris was born into a nomadic family, in the deserts of Somalia. At age 5 , she went through the horrific Female Genital mutilation (FGM) ordeal. At the age of 13 she ran away from home, escaping an arranged marriage to a 60 years old man. She was determined that was not the life she wanted…

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Breaking the Silence…Narrative of a Sexual Assault Victim

 “I’ve heard that sharing your story helps heal the pain, but it’s never easy opening closed scars, buried with Layers of self hate, regrets and disgust.  My story is no more tragic than others, definitely even less than some, but every tale of sexual violation is just as damaging as the other. No one should ever have to feel like this, like a thing, an object at the mercy of your violator,...

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