No fewer than 47 members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday disobeyed a resolution of the House to dress in black in solidarity with rape victims across the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the House had on June 4, resolved to wear black in their next sitting scheduled for Tuesday in Abuja. (On will ask is it all about the black dress)
Among the lawmakers who jettisoned the resolution were the Deputy Speaker, Rep. Ahmed Wase (APC-Plateau), and the Majority Leader, Rep. Ado Doguwa (APC-Kano).
Other defaulters are the Majority Whip, Rep. Mohammed Monguno (APC-Borno), and the Chairman, Rules and Business Committee, Rep. Abubakar Fulata (APC-Jigawa).
While the deputy speaker wore an ash ‘Agbada’, the majority whip and the chairman rules and business appeared in white “agbada.”
The majority leader of the house wore dark blue “agbada”, while many other members wore different colours including the spokesman of the House, Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia).
The House was however adorned with posters which read: “Reps Say No to Rape”.
Beadysworld strongly condemns violence and sexual assault against women. We’re firmly behind all campaigns against rape and declare our support for the individuals, groups and organizations working hard, fighting tirelessly to make our community safe for girls and women; and unconducive for rapists and other sexual predators.
To report rape and to support this cause, reach out to any of the organisations listed in the slides >>>[It’d be nice if you can get their logos and place it in their respective slides]
1. Stand To End Rape Initiative[Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt]
2. Mirabel Center[Lagos]
3. Domestic & Sexual Violence Response Team [DSVRT] Lagos
4. Women at Risk International Foundation. [WARIF] Lagos
0809 210 0008
5. The Consent Workshop
If you know any organization or NGO fighting rape and other forms of violence against women in your city or state, please drop their contact information in the comments section. You could be helping several women. Author: News Agency Of Nigeria Source: beadysworldNigeria #BEADYSWORLDAGAINSTRAPE
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