The project which begun on the 15th of February is in 3 phases. The first phase which is ongoing, is the Online Awareness. STER Initiative and the CDS group via @StandtoEndRape and @ekocorpersdiary have been using pictures, articles/short stories on social media with hashtag #ShunDomesticViolence #StandToEndRape #LetsEndRape to capture the online populace and enlighten them about rape &domestic violence.
The second phase which is the radio awareness would run for two Thursdays Feb18th and Feb 25th, where corps members of the Editorial would have the Executive Director of STER Initiative, Miss Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi and the DSVRT Coordinator – Mrs. Lola Vivour as guests on the Eko Corpers Diary radio shows on Unilag Fm at 2:05pm and Eko Fm at 6:30pm, shed more light on the social issue, but the first Thursday Feb 18th would be after a symposium with corps members at the NYSC Secretariat, Surulere.
The third phase of this project is a WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND RAPE on February 23rd. On the same day, partners will visit 2 Government Secondary Schools in Alimosho LGA to speak to the students on domestic and sexual violence and also counsel victims who come forward. The LGA was chosen based on unconfirmed reports of high rate of the scourge.
This project by the editorial of Lagos NYSC is speared headed by Olagoke Ajibola. The project would however come to a conclusion on the 27th of Feb, by the end of this project corps members hope to have raised a tangible amount of awareness.
Stand to End Rape Initiative (S.T.E.R), is a CAC registered youth-led not-for-profit organization, which aims to raise awareness about the effects and stigma associated to rape, while providing support practical suggestions to curb them and working to end all forms of rape through education, supporting survivors of rape and changing community perceptions towards sexual violence and abuse. At the 2014 Social Media Awards Africa, STER Initiative won the Best Use of Social Media by an NGO in Africa Award.
Stand to End Rape Initiative is reachable on 08095967000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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