Non Governmental Organisation, Zion Care Life and Family Impact Foundation (ZIONCLIFF) has condemned the trend of sexual harassment on Women and Girls in Nigeria. Calling on stakeholders to jointly bring to an end this unfortunate rise in sexual gender-based violence.
Recall, a video popped online of a Nigerian lady crying out after people looked on as a man she slapped for sexually harassing her, assaulted her at Ajah Park in Lagos.
According to the lady, she was at the park to waybill an item to her mother, alleged the man who approached and started harassing her.
In a statement released on Wednesday, as quoted “Zioncliff condemns any act of indifference to the plight or rescue of women in assualt, violence, sexual harrassment or any form of abuse or actions against female sexual organs.
“We therefore call on everyone to offer assistance in such situation and not put on “since it isn’t me attitude”. Help your fellow human being and you might be saving a life!
“A viral video of a young lady that was attacked in a motorpark in broad day light by a tout, who touched/ fondled her breasts in the full glar of other men and passerby and almost strangulated her while people around were “minding their businesses” is hereby condemned in strong terms by our Foundation.
The Initiative noted that “this was another reported case of such daylight sexual Harrassment of females in the open and broad light, we have heard and seen a viral video sometimes ago of a lady that boarded transport car to Abuja, and she reported that the driver and one other man sexually harrassed her, fingered her and fondled her breasts through the journey, and at a point she protested but they threatened to drop her on the road if she refused to allow them.
“We call on all stakeholders in Gender based violence, community, religious organisations, state actors, policy makers, women MDAs, Civil Defence, CSOs and the Media to join efforts together at this time to “kill this embryonic monster” to prevent it from becoming another giant issues confronting womenfolks.
“We must all rise up to stand against this menace otherwise very soon, no woman will be safe enough to walk in the day, the statement concluded.