Hear my voice: the silent woman of north-east Nigeria

Hear my voice: the silent woman of north-east Nigeria

Nigeria continues to face a severe protection crisis, with the insurgency and counter-insurgency measures in the North-East resulting in persistent insecurity and widespread violations of human rights. The situation is worsening the plight of the plight of vulnerable persons and causing waves of forced displacement.

More than 60% of these displaced persons, mostly women and girls have faced incidents of sexual violence, with many of the girls left pregnant and some infected with sexually transmitted diseases.

These cases are usually not reported due to a "culture of silence" imposed on women and girls. Let's join popular Nollywood actress Bimbo Akintola to break it by lending our voices to them.