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Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence in Nigeria: We Must All Be Advocates

By Aloysius Ugwu and Michael Atima (Lead Writers) It can be said that the death of popular gospel singer, late Mrs. Osinachi Nwachukwu opened up a can of worms. Since her death, allegedly as a result of domestic violence, there have been many stories and videos showing incidences of gender-based violence (GBV) or intimate partner […]

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Torchlight Series

Power in Her Hands: Breaking the Culture of Silence Surrounding Sexual and Gender Based Violence Through Technology

“…gender-based violence happens to our acquaintances, colleagues, friends and, yes, family members.” Anita Hill. The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) puts the number of girls who experience sexual violence in Nigeria at one in every four. Data makes it possible to measure the true scale of the problem. However, for Omowumi Ogunrotimi, the founder and Executive […]

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Torchlight Series

16 Days of Activism: Addressing the Pandemic of Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Women and Girls

By Beti Baiye and Uche Nwagboso (Lead Writers) A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) focused on the largest study of the prevalence of violence against women. The report was on behalf of a special working group of the United Nations, and it revealed that across their lifetime, one in three women are subjected […]

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Torchlight Series

Spotlight Initiative: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in Nigeria Through Surveillance

Anthonia Obokoh (Lead Writer) Any form of violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. Based on World Health Organisation estimates, one in three women are subjected to physical or sexual violence. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, reports have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. […]