6 Nigerian Women Tell Us Why They Joined #ENDSARS Protests

October 19, 2020

Women have been said to be at the forefront of this protest. Although some people say women should not join the protest, they did anyway. We asked six Nigerian women why they joined the #EndSARS protests.

Linda, 21

Every day I spend on the road, is for the women and the queers. Police brutality affects those two groups strongly, and people

Elizabeth, 25

My brother has been extorted by SARS. I don’t consider it centering men, I consider it fighting for family. It’s a family thing now.

Chika, 27

Women. That’s it. Women are raped, assaulted, and STILL extorted by SARS officers. They’re the reason I protest.

Folorunsho, 26

I’ve been a victim of SARS. They’ve taken some money from me before, and I’m honestly done with the institution. This protest is for me. For what they’ve taken from me.

Adaeze, 19

I want a new Nigeria. A safer one for all of us irrespective of their gender and sexual orientation. If by going to the streets every day will get me that, then so be it.

Dimso, 35

I do not want to be on the wrong side of history. I want to be able to tell my children that I stood for something as great as this.


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