Nigeria’s First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari has called for urgent action to address sexual harassment against students.
She said; “The issue of sexual harassment against women is not unique to universities, but has become prevalent in the society, including religious settings.”
“I condemn sexual harassment against students, it is unacceptable as the nation’s educational system have suffered many setbacks that had hindered its development.”
“This simply has to change. It is no longer enough to sweep allegations under the carpet or force victims to withdraw their allegations, victimise or stigmatise them.”
“There are laws to protect victims of sexual harassment and abuse, but such laws cannot operate except victims speak out to get justice.”
“Women self respect should outweigh whatever challenge they face, my support is to ensure a sexual abuse-free society for women.”