YOUTH AGAINST RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE

AWARENESS TEAM, ROTARACT DISTRICT 9110, NIGERIA

Presents:

YOUTH AGAINST RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE
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Ikoko Akufo (Lamentation For A Broken Pot)
Poem By: Kehinde Olaitan Onike

“Her beads, while she dances don’t go in sync with other maidens’
She doesn’t whine her waist like she used to
Why does it feel as though her beauty is fading?
Are you sure she’s still a virgin?”

These were the words of the Elders.

“What’s with the constant fever?
Why is she looking all bloated suddenly?
Is morning sickness not a sign of pregnancy?
You better talk to your daughter!”

Those were the words of her father.

“Aduke mi, What have you gotten yourself into?
Who is the father of the child?
Why jeopardize your career because of 5-minute fun?
You are supposed to be married in a fortnight, remember?”

Her mother couldn’t stop the endless questioning.

“I didn’t wish for this to happen
My virginity I swore to you to protect
But it was taken from me without my consent
I told you but you didn’t believe me”.

Those were Aduke’s words that wasn’t heard while she lived.

“We were all decently dressed
Yet, we were devoured
We were in the church
Yet, they say we stayed out late
We stayed home
And they still found themselves a flimsy excuse for doing it
Some of us spoke up
Yet, justice was not served
Some kept it to themselves
And it did more damage than we imagined
Just like Aduke, I and many others
We’ve died in many ways than I can count”.

These are my words, our words and our choice that it’d be voiced.

TEAM AWARENESS SAY NO TO RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

#SayNoToRape
#SayNoToSexualAbuse
#SayNoToDiscrimination
#HandsOff
#SpeakOut
#RAPEISACRIME
#SEEKHERCONSENT
#SAVEOURFUTURE
#VALUEWOMENDECISION
#ROTARACT
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1 Comment

  1. Rtr Kakanfo Yetunde

    August 6, 2020

    Good one my DRR

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