The Wellbeing Foundation Africa is creating awareness of the human and emotional cost of domestic violence. The organisation has launched a short Domestic Violence documentary which voices the experiences of gender-based violence victims. Given that over 50% of Nigerian women are abused by their husbands, this video argues for the complete eradication of gender-based violence and a milestone in the campaign is to amplify public awareness of domestic violence and empower victims to voice their experiences without reproach.
In partnership with local agencies such as Project Alert Nigeria which helped give voices to victims, the film documents the personal stories of Katherine Obiang, ‘Jane,’ Hadiza Zaaki-Azzay and Abimbola; and the impact of domestic violence on their lives.
In the past year, we have read more stories of domestic violence related deaths and with a culture of silence, the issue can only get worse.