Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of Nigeria, on Friday, delivered a compelling address at a special prayer gathering in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Her remarks were a pivotal part of the UN Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence.
Senator Tinubu’s message centred on the urgent need for women and girls to speak out when confronted with sexual exploitation or abuse.
Stressing the transformative power of raising one’s voice, she highlighted its dual impact: facilitating personal assistance for survivors while emboldening others enduring similar challenges to break their silence.
Her advocacy centred on the profound effect of individuals sharing their experiences, fostering personal healing, and empowering others.
By encouraging openness and courage in confronting such sensitive issues, Senator Tinubu underscored the pivotal role of speaking out in challenging the prevailing silence around sexual exploitation and violence.
A statement from her media office said:
”Senator Tinubu’s participation in this event reflects her deep commitment to supporting and empowering survivors, advocating for a culture of solidarity, support, and resilience in the face of adversity.
”Her message echoes a call to action, urging women and girls to utilize their voices as tools for change, fostering a supportive environment and encouraging all those affected by sexual exploitation and violence to step forward and seek assistance.”