Photos: Miss Nigeria Ezinne Akudo opens Rape Crisis Center in Lagos

24 year old Miss Nigeria Ezinne Akudo today March 23rd opened the
doors to her own Rape Crisis Center set up by her organization…‘The
Eight Foundation’.

The Eight Foundation was founded in 2014 with the strong goal of
supporting victims of sexual assault. The mission of the foundation
is to provide help, hope and healing to those affected by sexual
violence. The Eight Foundation provides free services in the areas
of Crisis Response, Counseling & Support, Court Advocacy, Education
& Outreach with the support of the Lagos State Office of the
Public Defender, The Domestic and Sexual Violence response team and the
Mirabel Center.

In the
words of Ezinne Akudo, “We live in a world where women are abused daily
and are unable to speak up. One out of four women experience some form
of sexual violence in their lifetime. This crime can take place
at anytime and can happen to anyone regardless of tribe, religion or
social class.
Sadly,
the society’s response to this heinous crime has led victims to believe
that silence is the best option. However, Speaking up is our greatest
weapon in this fight against sexual violence.”

 
The Eight Foundation Rape Crisis Center is located at 1A Kola Adeniyan Close, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria.

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