This was made known at a media parley held at the new operational office of the foundation in Lekki area of Lagos. Ezinne in her welcome address noted that establishing a foundation like this has always been her topmost objective even before she entered for the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant.
“We live in a world where women are abused daily and are unable to speak up. One out of four women experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. This crime can take place at anytime and can happen to anyone regardless of tribe, religion or social class. Sadly, the society’s response to this heinous crime has led victims to believe that silence is the best option. However, Speaking up is our greatest weapon in this fight against sexual violence.”
The Eight Foundation provides free services in the areas of Crisis Response, Counseling & Support, Court Advocacy, Education & Outreach with the support of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, The Domestic and Sexual Violence response team and the Mirabel Center.
The Eight Foundation Rape Crisis Center is located at 1A Kola Adeniyan Close, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria.