Abidemi Ronke Ekanem who was assaulted as a growing child experienced brutal
rape at the tender age of 19 in the year 2001. Thirteen years after, now
32 years old and married, she is still full of fury. Her anger stems from the
brutality and frequency of rape cases which is not helped by the erroneous
societal notions that leave the victims suffering alone in silence. This led
her to found a Non-Governmental Organisation which she named End Rape and
Sexual Abuse (ERSA).
recounted her traumatic experience and also highlighted the lasting effects to the Nation newspaper.
It appears she is still battling with her decade-plus inner pain.
blurted out: “No woman deserves to be raped, no matter the circumstances. That
is why rapists must not be left off...