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HERE Exhibition 2017

In commemoration of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month, STER partnered with The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) and Revolving Art Incubator (RAI) to host the HERE Campaign, an exhibition which seeks to empower survivors of sexual violence to break the violence and regain their freedom. The photos in the exhibition highlights places where rape occurs, thereby disrupting the stigmatization that people who are violated in such locations face.

The use of imagery (photography) is strategic as it creates a body of work that literally hits close to home; reflecting the reality of how close survivors often are to their abusers. This exhibition also shined light on the various sexual assaults perpetrated against minority groups such as people within the LGBTI community in Nigeria.The exhibition also serves as a fundraiser for a rehabilitation center where women and girls will be sheltered, helping them to reintegrate into the society. While at the center, they will be empowered with life skills to enable them become economically independent of their abuser in cases where this ed by occurs at the home front.

HERE Exhibition Opening was on 30th of April and featured conversations led by Media entrepreneur, Arit Okpo and spoken word performance by International award winning poet, writer and performer, Titilope Sonuga.

The opening of exhibition was graced by about 80 Nigerians with cocktails served after the event. The exhibition ran from April 30 – May 14, 2017 at the Silverbird Galleria, Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island Lagos.