Join Seyi Law, Julius Agwu, Sound Sultan, Owen Gee, Kenneth Okolie and Project Alert in the fight against Domestic Violence!
In 2014, I really want to be identified with laudable and worthy causes and Project Alert has given me the opportunity to do so. Project Alert, a non-governmental organization that provides practical support to women and young girls who have been victims of abuse has teamed up with men from different industries to raise awareness about domestic violence. A few weeks back, a very good writer-friend of mine Ngozi Ilondu briefed me about this and I found it worthy to disseminate.
Now, look at these mind-boggling statistics;
1 in 3 women and girls aged between 15 – 24 in Nigeria have been victims of violence.
Most 15 – 24 year old women in Nigeria think it is reasonable for a husband to beat his wife if she burns the food, refuses sex or goes out without his permission.
45% of Nigerian women who have experienced physical or sexual violence did not seek help from any source or tell anyone about the violence – British Council/DFID Gender in Nigeria Report 2012.
Project Alert seeks to shine the spotlight on domestic violence to inspire women to speak out because help is available. They aim to advice single women to be careful in their choice of a life partner. Above all, marriage is not a do or die affair. You have to be alive to be a wife.
If you are in Lagos, please support project alert by buying a box of 12 cup cakes. Cup cakes will be delivered to any location in Lagos by Baker’s world. Call 09091387872 and place your orders.
For every box of cup cakes you buy, you put smiles on the faces of victims of domestic violence
For every box of cup cakes you buy, you provide shelter for a woman has been thrown out of the house with her children.
For every box of cup cakes you buy, you empower a woman financially
Now here are some other celebs sending out a message about Violence against women in their own way…..
Guys, I don’t know about you but this is one worthy cause……..so, join in!
Project Alert is an NGO that provides practical support to victims of any form of violence against women. Their support services include Counseling, Legal Aid, Shelter and Skill Acquisition programmes among other services they render.
Facebook.com/Project Alert on violence against women
Here are some other interesting videos on the issue.