‘Don’t beat her’: Julius Agwu Speaks Against Domestic Violence #ProjectAlert

‘Don’t beat her’: Julius Agwu Speaks Against Domestic Violence [WATCH] #ProjectAlert

By Wires | The Trent on January 24, 2014
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ondo woman domestic violence Louise Eni Umukoro, Charles Eni Umukoro

Project Alert, a nongovernmental organization that provides practical support to women and young girls who have been victims of abuse teamed up with men from different industries to raise awareness about domestic violence.

1 in 3 women and girls aged between 15 – 24 in Nigeria have been victims of violence.

Most 15 – 24 year old women in Nigeria think it is reasonable for a husband to beat his wife if she burns the food, refuses sex or goes out without his permission.

45% of Nigerian women who have experienced physical or sexual violence did not seek help from any source or tell anyone about the violence – British Council/DFID Gender in Nigeria Report 2012.

We want to shine the spotlight on domestic violence to inspire women to speak out because help is available. We also want single women to be careful in their choice of a life partner. Above all, marriage is not a do or die affair. You have to be alive to be a wife.

Project Alert is an NGO that provides practical support to victims of any form of violence against women. Their support services include Counseling, Legal Aid, Shelter and Skill Acquisition programmes among other services they render.

www.projectalertnig.org
Twitter: @projectalertvaw
Facebook: Project Alert on Violence Against Women

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