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Nigeria’s most controversial show – Two Angry Men! – with James and Harry are angry at the problem of rape in Nigeria – a widespread abuse of women that is almost never talked about publicly.

“Corner one groundnut seller or your house-girl and rape am – that is what many people believe is rape – but you can rape your girlfriend and rape your wife!” says James.

There are few figures for the numbers or statistics for the problem of rape in Nigeria, but the problem is highlighted by several high profile cases, such as the ABSU five when a female student at the University of Abia was raped by five men and filmed in 2011. The video and story went viral on the Internet, but despite the public outcry the investigation is mired in confusion and despite some arrests there has been no convictions.

“I think this society is encouraging this problem,” says Harry. “We don’t know what happened with the ABSU five.”

The Two Angry Men hope that by discussing the problem openly and publicly they can bring some attention to the plight of victims.

A 2006 report by Amnesty International came to the conclusion that: “”That women and girls in Nigeria continue to be discriminated against in law and practice.”
(Violence in Nigeria) You can find the full report here:

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/ass…

They quote figures that 18.1% — less than one in five — of some 10,000 respondents who had been raped had reported the offence to the police

“I am appealing to every woman out there – if they rape you – report it,” says Harry. “There is nothing like stigma anymore.”

And the problem is not just of strangers – too often people in positions of power, for example, in employment bosses sometimes abuse the trust and responsibility of their position. Or, even worse, too many people in Nigeria know someone who is the victim of sexual abuse from a relative or within the family.

“If your uncle rapes his niece the niece is often ashamed because she is also scared of destroying the family name – we are, as a people, very worried what people will think of us so we don’t want the stigma but it is good for us to speak out,” says Harry.

“In this part of the world, if you report a rape case to the police – they will just look at you, they will even want to rape you,” says Harry. “It doesn’t make sense. It happens across the world, but that being said – this government is not doing anything.”

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