LA FEMME FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE SLUT WALK LAGOS TO BRING ATTENTION TO RAPE CULTURE

LA FEMME FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE SLUT WALK LAGOS TO BRING ATTENTION TO RAPE CULTURE

Even though Today’s Woman (how ironic) declared that it was impossible, La Femme Foundation is presenting The Slut Walk Lagos with the aim of bringing attention to rape culture, providing a safe space to educate, and empowering women.

It’s 2017 and women are not standing for any oppression or misogyny anymore and rightfully so!

Due to the stigma surrounding domestic and sexual violence in Nigeria, there is a very rigid culture of silence on the matter, which makes it difficult to collate and establish exact statistics and also sort of encourages perpetuators. There is also not a lot of research on this significant public health issue, arguably due to fear and resistance from the victim which is mainly because of victim blaming.

The Slut Walk (Strong Ladies United Lagos) aims to fight the epidemic of violence against women by creating a discourse amongst the youth to take a provocative stance. Through this protest, they aim to encourage those who have been affected or relate to the cause to speak up and enlighten others. The current climate within our culture is enabling, and until we unlearn the problematic stance, violence and misogyny will persist.

The Slut Walk will be held on December 17, from 9am with the meeting point at the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge roundabout. If you’re interested, make sure to attend in black clothes with a gele tied to show solidarity. Join them in creating a new era of humanism in our very own country – it is literally our duty to society!

See you then!

 

culled from konbini.com

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