FOUNDER OF MIRABEL CENTRE, ITORO EZE-ANABA, HONORED BY THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND, HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

FOUNDER OF MIRABEL CENTRE, ITORO EZE-ANABA, HONORED BY THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND, HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Founder of Mirabel Centre, Itoro Eze-Anaba, has been honored with the Commonwealth Point of Light Award by the Queen of England, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

She founded The Mirabel Centre which is Nigeria’s first sexual assault referral centre, in 2013 and has since then helped over 3,100 victims of rape.

She has provided a safe haven for over 2,800 survivors of this heinous crime and has encouraged thousands of others to break the silence on rape and seek prosecution of perpetrators, reducing their impunity.

Reflecting on the award, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Arkwright, said,

“Itoro has shown impressive dedication to supporting victims of sexual assault and rape. She has provided a safe haven for over 2800 survivors of this heinous crime and has encouraged thousands of others to break the silence on rape and seek prosecution of perpetrators, reducing their impunity. “The Mirabel Centre is a project of Partnership for Justice where rape and sexual assault victims can access free forensic medical and counselling services.”

 

Itoro Eze-Anaba took to her Facebook page to post pictures from the event and to also thank her team at Mirabel Centre.

See full post and photos below;

Receiving the Commonwealth Point of Light from Mr Arkwright the British High Commissioner on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen is an acknowledgement of the impact of the Mirabel Centre is on the lives of survivors of rape and sexual assault in Nigeria. It also highlights the importance of collaborative efforts to bring this menace to an end. The amazing team at the Mirabel Centre thank you for being part of the journey, for your support and words of encouragement.

 

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