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If you have been sexually assaulted, whether as an adult or a young person, it is important to remember that it wasn't your fault. Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don't be afraid to get help.

Rape is a Crime

Rape is an act of sexual intercourse with an individual without his or her consent, through force or the threat of force. In many jurisdictions, the crime of rape has been subsumed under that of sexual assault, which also encompasses acts that fall short of intercourse.

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Sexual Assault remains a serious problem in Nigeria. With a poor understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment at both a personal and societal level, the first step to solving the issue and empowering all vulnerable people is raising knowledge and awareness across the population.

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Rape is a Crime is a one stop Portal with the sole aim of providing Education on Sexual Violence, Action against Sexual Violence, Relief to Sexual Violence Victims, Advocacy on Sexual Violence Safeguards and a link to other organizations providing sexual violence relief efforts.

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Our Mission

We provide Education on Sexual Violence, Action against Sexual Violence and Relief to Sexual Violence Victims.

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We provide Documents, Media, Surveys & Statistics and a contact relay service to the Population in general in Sexual Violence matters.

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We practice a strict code of Privacy and Confidentiality, Cultural Sensitivity and fulfilment of our Duties & Obligations.

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We facilitate Student / Community Activism and Volunteering, Corporate Partnerships and Victims Outreach.

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Research and Presentation of Sexual Crimes Prevention, and actionable recourse for Children, Teenagers and Adults.

Values & Ethics

We practice a strict code of Privacy and Confidentiality, Cultural Sensitivity and fulfilment of our Duties & Obligations.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Rape is a Crime is committed to protecting and maintaining the privacy of victims inclusive of family and friends, employees, volunteers, students and representatives of agencies and organizations with which we deal, and to maintain the confidentiality of the personal, health and sensitive information we hold about them.

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To ensure the Confidentiality and Integrity of information collected from individuals in the course of our interactions with them.

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Cultural Sensitivity

We are willing to adapt our communication and behaviors to other cultural norms. The result is empathy instead of judgment.

What

Cultural sensitivity is a simple concept that can take time to apply effectively. However, it’s essential for interacting or working with people of different cultures in any context.

How

We acknowledge that cultural differences and similarities exist and have an effect on values, understanding and behavior.

Duties & Obligations

We have a moral duty to respect all people and provide a positive experience to all people we try to help. We are also obligated to ensure that your safety is not compromised due to our efforts to assist.

Our Beliefs

We consider your wellbeing as a priority and strongly believe that it is in your best interest to your build capacity to prevent future harm and to understand your rights and duties to prevent the perpetuation of sexual violence.

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Faqs

Welcome to our FAQ Center; where all the most commonly asked questions are answered. Before contacting us, please browse through our categories of questions to try and find an answer to that nudging query.

What is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence occurs when a person or group of persons forces or manipulates someone else into unwanted sexual activity without their consent. Sexual Violence could be manifested in forms like rape, sexual assault harassment and/or exploitation.

What is child Sexual Abuse?

Child sexual abuse occurs when an adult or older child forces or persuades a child to take part in sexual activities. This does not have to be physical contact, and it can happen online.

What is Rape?

Rape is an unlawful sexual intercourse or any other sexual penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth of another person, with or without force, by a sex organ, other body part, or foreign object, without the consent of the victim.

What to do if you have been Raped?

Know that what happened to you is a crime and is not your fault and that you have several options including legal, medical, counseling/therapy, support group and other healing options. Get help. We are here to support you.

Help & Support

We work with people who have experienced sexual violence to get them access to the services they need. We also provide impartial advice on all the options available such as reporting to police, the criminal justice process, accessing sexual assault referral centers, seeking support from specialist sexual violence organizations and other services such as temporary shelter.

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Recent Posts

Find important blog updates here. Rapeisacrime is invested in discussing the essential and sometimes uncomfortable topics surrounding issues of Sexual Violence in our Society.

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Factsheet for Survivors

What to Do If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted Sexual assault is any form of sexual activity targeted at you without your consent. [...]

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Ending the Rape Culture #Sexual Violence

Twelve ways to end the rape culture Know your rights: You have rights to your body and the right to . [...]

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What to Do When a Child Has Been Sexually Abused

Be Calm – Realising that a child has been sexually abused by a family member or anyone else can take. [...]

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Laws impacting Sexual Violence in Nigeria

Summary of Laws Impacting Sexual Violence in Nigeria; Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999. [...]

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Our friendly, knowledgeable team are on hand to help victims and survivors work through the emotions and challenges they face. For advice, you can get in touch with us by phone on +234-814-917-1224 or simply use this Contact form.

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