By Nairaland Forum Wife of ex Nigerian senator president, Toyin Saraki host Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola.
Toyin Saraki wrote;
#MondayMotivation #Courage #IfNotNowWhen ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every woman and girl, every person has the right to speak up, seek solace and justice when dignity and rights are threatened.
It was a pleasure to host you, @BusolaDakolo, during last Monday’s High-Level Roundtable in partnership with @unfpa. We will not be able to create a world with zero gender-based violence if we do not acknowledge the scale of the problem that we face today.
To quote a recent New York Times Article entitled, Nigerian Women Say ‘MeToo.’ Critics Say ‘Prove It.’ – ‘Many women who have come forward in recent months have also experienced a fierce backlash, including attacks on their reputations and accusations that they’ve lied about the assaults. While their critics say they are merely applying appropriate skepticism to unproven allegations, their supporters say that the hostile reaction reveals just how difficult it is for women in the region to speak out about abuse.’
‘The backlash has hit women in many countries, including Europe and the United States. But survivors in West Africa say they feel a particularly immense fear — of shaming their families, of scaring off potential husbands, of taking on the region’s most powerful institutions.’
Source:: Nigerian Chatter