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What is Grooming and What are the Signs

Grooming as a concept is familiar to a lot of people, though they have never consciously defined it as grooming. In her 2017 article for Allure, Emma Sarran Webster describes it as an abuse tactic, quoting Eric Garrison’s definition – “Grooming is the slow, methodical, and intentional process of manipulating a person to a point […]

Teaching Consent Can Curb Sexual Abuse

The socialization of the Nigerian child is an interesting one. We are taught to greet our elders. We are taught not to eat in our neighbour’s house. We are taught not to take things from strangers. We are taught to say thank you and sorry. Boys are taught not to cry. Girls are taught to […]

Our Visit to Eleyele Secondary School, Ibadan

On the 7th of November 2019, the amazing HandsOff Ibadan team paid a visit to Eleyele Secondary School. Though they had only 30 minutes to deliver the message of consent, they did a beautiful job with the use of scenarios, talking clearly and openly to boys and girls about consent and sexual harassment. Students, as […]


Last week, Hands Off spoke with Wuraola Abulatan (@goldenwura) on the topic “Is The Rape Culture Real?”. Wura herself is an experienced anti-rape activist working with Stand To End Rape Initiative, and so she had quite a lot of insightful things to say in response to the questions we asked her. She started off by […]

How to Spot a Rape Apologist

On the 4th of July at 8pm we had a Twitter chat with Justin Irabor @TheVunderkind on the topic How to Spot a Rape Apologist and these were the talking points from the chat. A Rape Apologist is someone who makes any kind of justification for rape. This justification might range from what the victim […]

How To Teach Consent To Children And Teenagers

By Beverly Ilenloa April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) , so like we usually do we will spend the whole month talking about sexual assault. Sexual assault isn’t a very fun topic to talk about because it is very triggering and draining but we have to keep using our voices as this […]

I Ask – Consent Education Is Important.

By Ololade Ganikale I ASK – Consent Education Is Important.  It is April and as we all know, or do not but are about to know, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The theme for this year’s sexual awareness month is “I Ask” Two simple words. I Ask. I ask is centered around consent and […]