I am Rasheedat Olanike from Nigeria. I am a product of domestic violence and abuse.
I grew up having to watch my father batter my mother every day which ended up with a divorce and we all children of 6 have to survive living with my mom alone.
In the name of acquiring education in order to be independent and free, I had to endure countless abuse silently.
Now I've realized that what I fought in silence needs a voice to stop spreading on others.
Now, the same story of domestic violence and abuse flaring around must STOP!
Women and girls must be empowered to be free from all sorts of violence and abuse.