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ALL RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULTS IS SERIOUS… ABUBAKAR YAUAHMAD

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ALL RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULTS IS SERIOUS.

Rape is never a funny punchline.

The act may be carried out by physical force,coercion,abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent.

The term has been defined by our laws as :

 "Any person who has unlawful carnal knowledge of a woman or girl, without her consent, or with her 

consent, if the consent is obtained by force or by means of threats or intimidation of any kind, or by fear
of harm, or by means of false and fraudulent representation as to the nature of the act, or, in the case of
a married woman, by personating her husband, is guilty of an offence which is called rape”.

In this context the term rape is clear,however,in some countries the term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assaults

Some countries or jurisdictions differentiate between rape and sexual assault by defining rape as involving penile penetration of the vagina, or solely penetration involving the penis, while other types of non-consensual sexual activity are called sexual assault.

All rape and sexual assault is serious.

What separates sex, or a gesture of affection, from sexual assault? It’s a matter of consent.

That is, both people agreeing to what’s happening by choice, and having the freedom and ability to make that choice.

It’s widely thought that in most cases of rape, the offender is a stranger. The truth is the majority of people who commit rape know their victims and, in some cases, are relatives, friends or work colleagues.

Rape within marriage and relationships can also occur.Remember, sex is about consent. If your partner or husband has forced you into having sex with them, this is rape though this is only in some jurisdiction in nigeria.

Sometimes people are afraid to speak to the police because they were voluntarily taking drugs or drinking alcohol before the offence happened. Sometimes they have little or no recollection of what has happened. They may have a criminal record, and worry that the authorities won’t treat them fairly. They might be worried that no one will believe them.

This has created palpable worries in the minds of many.

Some of these sexual assaults and rapes are either reported or intentionally “buried” by the victims or their parents or relations for fear of stigmatization while some few others are reported by the media.

The overall definition of sexual or indecent assault is an act of physical, psychological and emotional violation in the form of a sexual act, inflicted on someone without their consent. It can involve forcing or manipulating someone to witness or participate in any sexual acts.

Not all cases of sexual assault involve violence, cause physical injury or leave visible marks. Sexual assault can cause severe distress, emotional harm and injuries which can’t be seen – all of which can take a long time to recover from. This is why we use the term ‘assault’, and treat reports just as seriously as those of violent, physical attacks.

To end rape culture, perpetrators must be held accountable. By prosecuting sexual violence cases, we recognize these acts as crimes and send a strong message of zero-tolerance,bacause any person who commits the offence of rape is liable to imprisonment for life and also ; whoever attempts to commit the offence of rape is guilty of a felony, and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years that’s in respect to nigerian laws.

Wherever you see pushback against legal consequences for perpetrators, fight for justice and accountability,end violence against women,assist survivors,and secure equal rights for women and girls everywhere,empower women, amplify their voices, support survivors, and promote acceptance of all gender identities and sexualities,Donate to organizations that empower women, amplify their voices, support survivors, and promote acceptance of all gender identities and sexualities.

Humour that normalizes and justifies sexual violence is not acceptable. Call it out.

GOD BLESS NIGERIA ANON.

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