- Fayemi says sexual offenders should be shamed to serve as a deterrent to others.
- Sonaiya called on everyone to collectively amplify their voices against issues of sexual harassment and abuse against girls and women.
The wife of Ekiti Governor, Bisi Fayemi has called for the creation of sexual offenders’ register, in a bid to curb instances of sexual harassment.
Speaking on Monday night at the exclusive screening of the BBC Africa Eye ‘Sex for Grades’ documentary in Lagos, Fayemi who said the act must be stopped said it was time to “speak up, speak out and stand by victims of sexual abuse.
While calling on the universities to have clear sexual and violence policies that will protect students and the sanctity of the educational system, Fayemi said a sexual offenders’ register that would contain a list of indicted lecturers. This she said would prevent them from moving to another university if sacked from one, to commit similar atrocities.
On the need to be accountable for the wellbeing and care of young ones, she said justice must be ensured for survivors of sexual abuse and there must be a political will to prosecute and punish offenders.
She also urged the society to desist from shaming survivors of sexual abuse, but rather name, shame and punish offenders to serve as deterrents to others.
On her part, Toun Sonaiya, CEO of WFM Radio said that everyone should collectively amplify their voices against issues of sexual harassment and abuse against girls and women.
She, therefore, advocated for a safe environment that would enable women to share their experiences without fear, and ensure diligent investigation and prosecution of offenders of such allegations.
iDONSABI reports that “Sex for Grades” is a 53-minute documentary released by the BBC. It exposes alleged sexual harassment against students by lecturers in the University of Lagos, and the University of Ghana, Legon.