Rape Culture in Nigeria; An Honest Discussion

There has been so much going on in the world in. the past couple of weeks; BLM protests all over the world and rising cases of sexual violence and rape against Nigerian women. In a span of 5 days, our social media alerted us to about 4 disheartening cases of rape across Nigeria.

Rape is one of the most. under reported crimes in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

On my YouTube channel, I discuss how some cultural and religions traditions we hold on to so dearly have consciously and unconsciously exacerbated rape culture in Nigeria.‬ What are we thinking, saying and doing that we think is normal but is putting more blame on women and removing focus from the rapists and rape as a crime? What are we doing that discourages rape victims from speaking out about their experiences?

How can we move forward as a society so that women do not have to keep going through such horrific ordeals or enduring such pain in silence? It starts with me, you and everyone who needs to have a mentality shift. I also share little tips on what we can do as individuals who have had these traditions and thoughts on rape and sexual abuse imprinted on us.

Rape is not a funny issue.

Rape jokes are not funny.

These discussions need to be had. It could be me. It could be you. It could be your sister, friend, daughter, wife, niece. It doesn’t have to be you or anyone you know before you speak up and lend your voice in the fight against rape and rape culture in Nigeria.

Watch the video below and let me know your thoughts in the comment section:

Sending you Love and Light in this trying period.

Rachel.

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