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Domestic Violence in Nigeria: A Visual Timeline

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Women in a market in Lagos. Image by Joy Ikekhua. Nigeria, 2019.
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In Lagos, Nigeria, victims of domestic violence, mostly women and girls, are afraid to report...

A poster commemorates the "First All Male Walk Against Domestic and Sexual Violence." Image by Joy Ikekhua. Nigeria, 2019.
A poster commemorates the 'First All Male Walk Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.' Image by Joy Ikekhua. Nigeria, 2019.

Reports of domestic violence incidents are rising in Lagos, Nigeria. While this may seem troubling to the outside world, many advocates and even the Lagos state government say that it is not. Instead, some say the increase in reports can be seen as a sign that women are becoming more empowered to speak about their experiences. 

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