Victims of sexual abuse should not be blamed for harassment

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has decried the blame sexual abuse victims are subjected to. 

Speaking at a webinar on Anti-Sexual Harassment themed “Finding Safe Spaces for Female Students in Nigerian Universities” and organized by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, the Vice President stated that victims must always be seen as victims and not to be blamed. 

Osinbajo averred that victims of sexual abuse are not the architects of their fate especially by their attitude, dressing or willingness to be in a compromising place with their violators.

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
PRESS RELEASE

WE REJECT NOTION THAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT VICTIMS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ABUSE, SAYS OSINBAJO

*Adds: “offenders should be visited with the strictest possible consequences”

The notion that victims or potential victims of sexual harassment are architects of their fate especially by their attitude, dressing or willingness to be in a compromising place with their violators is wrong and…



Source: Linda Ikeji