Connect with us

General news

Activist urges rape victims to speak out 

Published

on

The Founder of Grace Foundation, Mrs Jaiye Olaniyi, has urged rape victims to report to relevant authorities for the perpetrators to be punished.

Olaniyi told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Ilorin that concealing such an act would only encourage the perpetrators, instead of cautioning them.

She said though stigmatisation was the major reason why most victims did not speak out; reporting to the appropriate authorities would help to curb the menace.

“The organisation encourages victims to speak out and not hesitate to report cases of abuse to the relevant authorities.

“Although, I understand the stigmatisation that a rape victim faces as far as our society is concerned but we shouldn’t encourage these criminals by keeping quiet.

“It is only when such cases are reported that it can be acted upon and also when the evidences have not been tampered with.

“So, it is better not to mind the stigmatisation and avoid suffering in both ways.’’ Olaniyi said.

She, however, called on parents, especially mothers, to be more watchful of their kids as rape now involved more children who are minors.

Contact US: editor@nnn.com.ng, nnnnews247@gmail.com

Recent Posts

January 2020
M T W T F S S
« Dec    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

NNN News Nigeria: NNN is an online Nigeria news portal that publishes breaking news in politics, business, entertainment, sport, security, features, opinion, environment, education, technology, and the world news at large. NNN publishes only news that is factual, credible, verifiable, authoritative and investigative. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a unique media organization that is founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favor. Contact: editor@nnn.com.ng

© 2014 - 2019 NNN News Nigeria. All Rights Reserved.

editor@nnn.com.ng