Young Women Share Their Experiences Of Sexual Harassment In Market Places As They Prepare For A Market March At Yaba


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The mere thought of going to some markets in Nigeria can be terrifying. No thanks to some of the male traders, who in the name of calling customers pull your clothes, touch you inappropriately and hurl abusive words at you.

While this is common in Lagos, many women have complained about the same thing happening in their different states.  In fact, some women are used to the abuse that they have found a coping mechanism for themselves.

In a bid to put an end to these harassment, Damilola Marcus decided to start Market March, an initiative aimed at empowering women to feel safe when at the markets to do their shopping. It is aimed at calling the attention of market sellers to the grievances of buyers, especially women.

The 2018 Market March will take place at Yaba Market on the 15th Of December.

Come December 15th, young women are coming out to peacefully protest in Yaba market as they share their sad experiences of sexual harassment and bullying in the market space.

These women shared experiences from when they were young and it is sad to note that this harassment have been going on for a long time. Sadly, young girls still experience this till date.



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