- Make you sabi more about di artist
- ABOUT DI 16 DAYS
- ABOUT DI UNFPA'S IMPACT
Voices Wey You No Dey Hear
Dis stori contain violence and rape wey happun
If you wan get am well make you on di sound
Etinosa Yvonne (b. 1989) na documentary fotographer wey be Nigerian citizen. She dey work with so many art forms and media, include fotography and fidio.
Places where she dey put eye for her work na to dey talk about subject and how dey relate to di human condition and social injustice. Etinosa dey see her art as a tool wey she go use bring social change.
Her partnership with UNFPA for di 16 days campaign against violence wey dey target women (25 November - 10 December 2020) na di extention of di multimedia project wey dey go on, All Dey For My Head, wey dey talk about how di pipo wey survive violent conflict for Nigeria dey take cope.
Through di All Dey For My Head project, Etinosa goal na to dey support make dem give pipo di right for increase access to mental health for a long time and psychosocial support service which go help di pipo wey survive violence to dey cope with dia environment.
Etinosa dey among di six talent wey dem select for di 2020 cycle of di World press foto 6X6 Africa talent. Dem don show her work for other countries, come publish am for so many outlet wey dey different countries, wey include BBC, The Guardian and Al-Jazeera.
Since 1991, from Novemba 25 wey bi di Day wey Di Whole World dey Celebrate as dem Reject Violence Against Women reach Decemba 10 wey bi Day for Human Right, di international community don keep di 16 Days of Campaign Against Violence wey dey Target Women.
For many years, di campaign wey UNFPA don do during di 16 Days don make pipu sabi, bring public support and draw attention to di actions wey dem don take to fight all forms of violence wey dey target women like: sexual harassment, child marriage, female circumcision (FGM), violence and rape among pipu wey dey date, plus other atrocities.
But, dis work neva finish afta di 16 Days. UNFPA dey work in more dan 130 kontris to stop violence and support di pipu wey survive am every day. In 2019, UNFPA give mental and psychological support to more dan 760,000 pipo wey don experience violence wey dey target women. For dat same time, programmes wey go stop child marriage don reach 2.5 million girls, and 300,000 women and girls get access to di programmes wey go stop or tackle female circumcision.
According to di development goal wey go meet di need of di present and future (SDGs), UNFPA don pledge to stop violence wey dey target women and wrong practices wey dey harm pipu by 2030.
More dan 10 years ago, Boko Haram wey bi di group wey dey fight govament begin dey terrorize pipu for northeastern Nigeria, dem force millions of pipu to run away from dia home and stay for camps wia pipo wey dem force to run away from home dey stay (IDP). To react, UNFPA dey work togeda wit di community wey dey house di pipu and di Govament of Nigeria, to set up open place centers wey dey safe wia women and pipu wey dey young fit start to dey heal and make ways to manage di situation, get reproductive health services wey dem need, and build dia lives again from di shock dem pass through.
Since di fight start, UNFPA don set up 37 places wey dey safe all over di region, wia dem dey give medical and clinical care, wey include materials for health care; mental health and psychological support (MHPSS); and skills and training wey go help dem make money. Dey also teach pipu wey join about health, especially during di time of COVID-19 wey dey spread all over di whole world, right wey women get and services for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) like family planning and menstrual hygiene. Dr. Midala Usman Balami, wey bi pesin for UNFPA wey dey plan and monitor how dem go take prepare for emergency for Borno state talk say "All areas wey dey safe all over di IDP and community wey dey house pipu dey prepared to make safety easy and a good environment for IDP pipu to interact, build dia social network again, make new networks and get peace of mind". Him tok say "e dey commot some of di pain and suffering."
*Di 16 women and girls wey show face for "Voices Wey Dem No Dey Hear for Nigeria" wey dia name change for privacy and protection reason, dey receive support from UNFPA places wey dey safe.
SOMETIMES I DEY PRAY SAY MAKE DEATH COME
When I dey 12 years old, my step-brother tell me say e wan make I marry his step-brother. His step-brother dey im middle thirty dat time.
Maybe my life don dey destined to be like dis, or maybe na di marriage wey spoil my life.
As I dey prepare make I marry again, my husband come hear say I wan marry again. He come contact my family say e neva divorce me. My family come support wetin e tok and tell me to go back to him. I come run away with my daughter. I come dey do sex work. My family come disown me. Pipo dey call my children bastard. Sometimes I dey pray make death come so dem no go dey mock my children again.
*Name wey dem change for protection
She no be di first woman - and e no bi di last - wey dem don hold em life path down since dem marry am against her will.
PESIN WEY TAKE FOTO: Etinosa Yvonne