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Saturday, 12 March 2016

#PepperChallenge Can You Stand To End Rape?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 was the kick off date for the #PepperChallenge advocacy campaign, which is a Jumoke-Sanwo-initiative and proudly supported by Stand to End Rape Initiative  The aim of the Pepper Challenge is to show that pepper (be it fresh or in grounded form) is a hard sauce to swallow and so is rape. 

If it is difficult for one person to swallow pepper, how much more is it for one to deal with the daily effects associated with rape survivors? 

Water can quench the burning feeling of the throat and after a while the pain is forgotten. For rape however, the case is different and only therapy can help the individual feel some form of normalcy again but it remains hard to forget. The pain and constant fear of being raped is the pepper they deal with on a daily basis.

There are 2 dimensions to it:

You either swallow the pepper and allow yourself feel a little of the discomfort felt by the survivors or donate to the organization and nominate three people to partake in the challenge.

Let’s all fight this battle together!

How to get involved in the campaign:

Step 2: Make a video of yourself taking the pepper and post on social media using hashtag #pepperchallenge. If you successfully do, nominate 3 people to do same. For those who can't, they are to put up a video saying they can't but have donated 'a sum of money to STER' via to bring more awareness about rape and prevention to Secondary Schools in the rural areas in Lagos State.

You can also donate via:

-        PayPal:
-        GTBank: Stand to End Rape Initiative, 0157148304 (Corporate Current Account)
-        Sterling Bank: Stand to End Rape Initiative, 0031019036 (Corporate Current Account)

Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER), is a CAC registered youth-led not-for-profit organization, which aims to raise awareness about the effects and stigma associated to rape, while providing practical suggestions to curb them and working to end all forms of rape through education, supporting survivors of rape and changing community perceptions towards sexual violence and abuse. At the 2014 Social Media Awards Africa, STER Initiative won the Best Use of Social Media by an NGO in Africa Award.

Contact Information:

Address: No 1a Kola Adeyina Close off Jerry Iriabe Street, Lekki Phase 1.
Phone Number: 08095967000

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