MTV Shuga: Down South (S2) Episode 1
Frances from MTV Shuga Naija: You are not Alone
“You are not alone. You are loved and the fact that you survived means you have the chance to make things right.” – Ruby Akubueze (Frances of MTV Shuga Naija)
**Please note that this post contains sensitive and potentially triggering material relating to sexual abuse** ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For #16DaysofActivism, Nigerian journalist @adebola_x shares some of the real-life experiences of #gbv for women in Nigeria. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“My neighbour sexually abused me when I was 5. My mental health was damaged for a very long time. I was socially awkward and bitter. I think I had sexual relations with another child before I clocked 13. I'm making a conscious effort to get better. It can only get better, I guess. – Survivor, 25. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Speaking up against abuse is a frightening but brave thing to do. Only by speaking up can we raise awareness and ensure that survivors of gender-based violence can get the help they need. #HearMeToo ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you would like to talk to someone or need support please visit the ‘get help’ page on www.mtvshuga.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Hear Me Too: Who was I to tell when I was raped?
Who was I to tell when I was raped? When a man took my body because he felt he deserved it simply because he gave me a gift.
MTV Shuga Naija: Episode 1
We've spent the last 2 weeks learning about PrEP, relationship power struggles and toxic masculinity thanks to the latest pieces by @Adebola_X and @Phumlani_Kango. Read and learn more by visiting this page: https://t.co/dbUo93xJKv https://t.co/UJXtZecCGI