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17 Sep
Rape culture is pervasive It is embedded in the way we think, speak, and carry out our day to day activities. Rape culture is always rooted in patriarchal beliefs, power, control and the social environment.....
23 Nov 2020
“Citation” stands as a newfangled Nigerian film that has since gathered quite a number of both positive and negative reviews. Could the film’s fame come from the fact that a certain billionaire’s daughter was featured in it; or that the film in itself was great in content as per reflecting life or that the acting…
28 Jun 2020
In 2003, Itoro Eze-Anaba was working with an organisation, Legal Defence and Assistance Project, when she was approached by a young married lady, a victim of domestic violence, who narrated her ordeal to her and sought her help to reconcile her back with her husband. Her effort to help the lady showed a lapse that…
7 Jun 2020
On July 15, 2018, The Guardian Life wrote a cover titled, “Countering The Rape Culture in Nigeria”. In the cover, we argued for the need to understand consent. Consent, we wrote, “should not be assumed by body language, appearance, marriage, previous sexual activity, gender, silence, lack of response, or incapacitation.” Then in 2019, a handful…
5 Apr 2020
Rape is one of the most under-reported violent crimes. Nearly 80% of rape cases are unreported, according to Justice Department analysis of violent crime in 2016. While this is a doleful reality, it is even more disturbing that there are sets of benighted sociocultural attitudes and belief systems about rape that trivialise the depravity and…
7 Jul 2019
A year ago, The Guardian Life published a cover story titled Countering Rape Culture In Nigeria. This article was a result of the normalised rape culture in Nigeria and the #MeToo campaign which would inspire the #ArewaToo campaign and cause the conversation to be on the lips of many in the coming months. Citing the…
15 Jul 2018
There are only a few things more horrifying than the accusation of rape. In recent years, social media has been awash with conversations revolving around this divisive topic, from accusations of revered celebrities to victims bravely narrating their experiences. These stories date back decades, revealing that rape is not a new phenomenon in Nigeria. The…
11 Aug 2017
Recently a well-known urban music label owner revealed in a radio interview that he has reservations on signing any female artists to his label as he would likely be inclined to engage in sexual activities with her.
18 Jan 2017
Rape culture is an environment or society in which core social practices, cultural ideologies and institutions (passively or actively) encourage and tolerate sexual violence/abuse by normalising and excusing the act.

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