Press Release

Our press releases represent one of the ways WARSHE intervenes in public discourses of gender based violence and other forms of discrimination against women.

1 ) On Choba mass rape: “The Choba Gang Rapists Must Face the Law”, 15th November 1999

2 ) On mass rape in the wars in Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo: “Africa’s Unending Wars: Rape of Women as a Criminal Weapon of War. The Cases of Sudan and Congo”.

3 ) After the WARSHE Workshop/Roundtable for stakeholders in the system of administration of justice in June 2004, communiqué from the workshop was circulated as press release, 2nd June 2004 (download )

4 ) On the bill on indecent dressing: “Don’t Abuse Your Office: Drop the Bill on Indecent Dressing” (download )

5 ) On the pressure piled on the septuagenarian Ekiti State INEC Chairperson, who went into hiding: “Stop the Harassment and Intimidation of Mrs Ayoka Adebayo, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ekiti State”, April 2009 (download )

6 ) After the then reigning Deji of Akure assaulted his wife in the full view of members of his community: “Prosecute Mr Oluwadare Adeshina, the Deji of Akure who Dis-robed Himself”, 2nd June 2010 (download )

7 ) When it was reported that the Alowa of Ilowa in Osun state had allegedly raped a female member of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Scheme: “Once again, a man who is supposed to embody that which is good about our traditional values has violated our values”.

8 ) The dissemination of results of ‘survey of incidence of sexual violence and abuse …’ to the public through media practitioners: “Presentation of WARSHE Report On Incidence of Sexual Violence and Abuse Against Girls in High Schools and Young Women in Tertiary Institutions in Oyo and Osun States to Media Practitioners: An Invite”, 7th August 2012. (download )

9 ) When it was reported that some bandits who are also serial rapists invaded some of the off campus hostels of students of Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso, 16th October 2015. (download )