2019 has plenty of positive #MeToo movements for Nigerian women; there was the ChurchToo movement inspired by Busola Dakolo; the BBC ‘Sex for Grade’ documentary, and the Northern-Nigerian #MeToo movement. But is it enough? That’s the question CNN journalist Aisha Salaudeen is asking in her 6-minute documentary on sexual abuse.
She speaks to three women from different generations on their personal experiences with sexual abuse and asks if they now feel safe living in the country following the progress in 2019. One of the women, a mechanical engineer, talks about being asked for a threesome in the first two days at a construction site and preferring to work indoors because of the constant harassment from men on the site.
Watch the documentary below.
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My favorite thing to do is to document women. So, I did a thing around sexual violations, and how it continuously affects women in Nigeria. Ayoola ( @salakoay_ola )came through with the video. Together, we asked three women from different generations to share their personal experiences and thoughts on sexual violations with us. . By the way, this is my first time in front of a camera as a presenter, so, naturally, I struggled through all my takes. I'm thinking of it as practice, a build up to when I can tell better on screen stories without stuttering. 🎥: @salakoay_ola