Sexual and gender-based violence has become so widespread in Nigeria that its actual daily occurrence as well as the ever-present fear of being assaulted that women and girls face, have become normalized.
The #HerStoryOurStoryNG campaign seeks to challenge the persistent cycle of sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria.
Rape is not a joke
Directory of SARCs
Currently, there are ONLY 30 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) across 17 states in Nigeria. All these Centres need more funding commitment from their state governments to continue delivering services to the public, free of charge; and states that don’t have a SARC need government commitment to establish one.
Over 17,000 people have used the services of a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (from July 2013 – Dec 2020).
Since the first Sexual Assault Referral Center (SARC) opened in 2013, over 17,000 survivors have received care across 29 SARCs by the end of 2020.
You can download our analyses of data from all SARCs. These data provide a basis for responsive policy and practise change.