In Nigeria in 5 months now, Nigeria has recorded 717 Cases of Rape. This is getting out of hand. We must do something to control this. This Rapist don't care at all. They don't care of your Age, your dressing mode. All they want is enjoyment, which hurt you. There is many way will can stand against it. 

 Table of Contents:

. What is Rape
. Types of Rape
. The effect of Rape
. How can I protect myself from being Rape
. How can we stand against Rape
. How can I help someone who has been Rape

. What is Rape 

Rape is when a person intentionally penetrates another's vagina, anus or mouth with a penis, without the other person's consent. It means the Person Forcefully penetrate his penis into another person vagina,anus or mouth.

. Types of Rape 

. Spousal Rape

. Child Abuse Rape

. Statutory Rape

. Date Rape

. Serial Rape

. Gang Rape

. For Further Explanation Read Types of Rape

. The Effect of Rape

The effects of rape is not the same for every one, as we are all affected in different ways and recover at different rates. However, from our work with survivors we know that there are some common responses to rape and sexual violence. We also know that the effects can last many years and can take many years to show themselves. Here are some of the common effects.

. Physical effects

. Disassociation Inability or reduced ability to experience emotion.

. Fear

. Embarrassment & shame

. Guilt

. Practical factors

. Depression

. Recurrent dreams and nightmares.

. Pregnancy

. Suicide

. For Further Explanation Read Effect of Rape

How can I protect myself from being Rape

Be aware of your surroundings—who's out there and what's going on.

Walk with confidence. The more confident you look, the stronger you appear.

Don't let drugs or alcohol cloud your judgment.

Be assertive—don't let anyone violate your space.

Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in your surroundings, leave.

Don't prop open self-locking doors.

Lock your door and your windows, even if you leave for just a few minutes.

Watch your keys. Don't lend them. Don't leave them. Don't lose them. And don't put your name and address on the key ring.

Watch out for unwanted visitors. Know who's on the other side of the door before you open it.

Be wary of isolated spots, like underground garages, offices after business hours, and apartment laundry rooms.

Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially at night. Vary your route. Stay in well-traveled, well-lit areas.

Have your key ready to use before you reach the door—home, car, or work.

Park in well-lit areas and lock the car, even if you'll only be gone a few minutes.

Drive on well-traveled streets, with doors and windows locked.

Never hitchhike or pick up a hitchhiker.

Keep your car in good shape with plenty of gas in the tank.

In case of car trouble, call for help on your cellular phone. If you don't have a phone, put the hood up, lock the doors, and put a banner in the rear mirror that says, "Help. Call police."

. How can we stand against Rape

Get zero tolerance for sexual violence in a places where you live, work, school, worship and play. Make your stand on sexual violence is known and clear.

• Believe and support survivors of sexual violence.

• Be your brother's keepers

. Take action when you notice someone is taking advantage of someone who is not able to give consent.

• Educate your children, friend, parents, colleagues, peers and strangers on the lie and facts of rape.

• Advocate for the implementation and enforcement of laws and policies on rape

To end rape , offenders must be accountable for their actions.

. How can I help someone who has been Rape

You can help someone who is abused or who has been assaulted by listening and offering comfort. Go with her or him to the police, the hospital, or to counseling. Reinforce the message that she or he is not at fault and that it is natural to feel angry and ashamed.

More Information...

For more information on sexual assault, contact the National Women's Health Information Center at 800-994-9662 .

You can also call WARIF (Women  At Risk International Foundation).

6 Turton Street, off Thorburn Avenue
Yaba, Lagos

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