Ekiti State Governor’s wife, Bisi Fayemi, has called for the creation of sexual offenders’ register, with the aim to curb the incessant sexual harassment in tertiary institutions across the country.
She stated this yesterday night at the exclusive screening of the BBC Africa Eye ‘Sex for Grades’ documentary in Lagos.
According to her, it was time to speak up, speak out and stand by victims of sexual abuse, adding that the culture of silence must end.
She also made it knwn that universities should have clear sexual and violence policies that will protect students and the sanctity of the educational system.
Mrs. Fayemi called for a sexual offenders’ register that would contain a list of indicted lecturers, thus preventing them from moving to another university if sacked from one, to commit similar atrocities.
The Governor’s wife stressed the need to be accountable for the welbeing and care of young ones, ensure justice for survivors of sexual abuse and the political will to prosecute and punish offenders.
She urged the society to desist from shaming survivors of sexual abuse, “rather name, shame and punish offenders” to serve as deterrents to others.