Speaking out: Joining voices to end gender-based violence

=By Funmi Falobi=

Gender based violence remains a growing problem in Nigeria and across Africa.

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Do you know that in every five minute around the world, a woman or a girl dies from violence?

In Africa, women are raped, sexually harassed at work or in school while girls get raped and given out in early marriage.

According to a UN report, 60% of Ethiopian women were subjected to sexual violence while it is estimated that over 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime and only one in four rapes are reported.

It is expected that all hands must be on deck to break the culture of silence and end violence against women and girls.


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