As 2019 approaches, there is tension within the Political world. Violence, corruption and shocking death tolls have plagued the Nigerian general elections through the years. The sheer lack of sportsmanship has also been repetitious…. then the law suits begin! Sometimes dragged till it’s time for yet another election. It’s quite an embarrassing period for most Nigerians, as various News platforms carry the news of gruesome blood shed and rigging… further intensifying the view that Nigeria lacks trust worthy leaders.
According to the United Nations, Rape is one of the most unreported crimes. Although, very invasive and traumatic, in my country Nigeria, those who have survived rape are stigmatized. Many never fully recover.
I spoke to a rape victim. She said, ‘… Nina, It messes with your mind. Now, I’m always startled, even from the slightest touch’. There is also the high exposure to STD’s… I can’t begin to imagine the sexual recklessness of a rapist.