#ArewaMeToo and the Centre Giving Sexual Abuse Survivors a Voice in Niger State

Raising awareness about sexual abuse helps create space for the support and healing of victims. Using the #ArewaMeToo campaign as a platform, women in Nigeria are drawing attention to the shortcomings of Nigeria’s sexual offenses law. Sexual abuse is pervasive, but social pressure or the fear of dishonoring families often leads to silence. Organizations like the Rayuwa Sexual Assault Referral Centre (RSARC) are also raising awareness and providing support to victims of sexual abuse in Niger State. RSARC provides counseling, medical examinations, and ongoing support to survivors of abuse.

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