With your purchase, you provide more than psychosocial support to rape survivors, you share in their pain and send a message that they are not alone; no matter how hard the past was, they can always begin again stronger.
It is hard to believe that one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Concurrently, in Nigeria, according to a poll by NOI Polls and Stand to End Rape, child rape is prevalent and increasingly having devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities – making people more susceptible to contracting sexually-transmitted diseases, suicidal attempts, unwanted pregnancy which will impact their education and provoking emotional and psychological damages.
Since Stand to End Rape Initiative’s inception, we have dealt with cases of victims who were on the verge of committing suicide. Some others who were violated by a close relative, family are incapacitated to break the silence as outing their perpetrator indirectly equals losing access to basic welfare.
Sexual violence is a complex issue usually compounded by ineffective laws, attitudinal disorders among other issues.Most victims of sexual violence are vulnerable people with no access to support or safe spaces.
While this problem stares at us in the face, we can do something about it. Lack of adequate safe spaces is not only necessary, it is expedient in facilitating their well-being. Creating safe spaces and empowerment for survivors of sexual violence not only meets their psychological and physical needs , but also prevents the long term negative effects on the health of individuals, families and communities involved.
When you shop for a STER product, you enable 2 survivors access FREE psychosocial help and also create a medium for their empowerment in Nigeria.
WHERE WE ARE HELPING CURRENTLY
OUR MODEL EXPLAINED
Identifying of the Listed Survivors to Support
Aid Workers in the Communities
Therapists Sourced from Local Hospitals
Enrolment to the Empowerment Programs
Mini Grant to Kickstart Start-Up