NIGERIAN WOMEN SAY “ME TOO.” CRITICS SAY “PROVE IT.”

November 3, 2019
Julie Turkewitz
The New York Times
 
 
Fakhrriyyah Hashim, an activist from Nigeria’s conservative north, began using the hashtag #arewametoo to publicise incidents of sexual assault, on Sep 16, 2019. Women in West Africa who accuse men of sexual abuse have recently seen some change, but also an intense backlash including threats and even a police investigation. (KC Nwakalor/The New York Times)

It was, she said, a secret that burned so badly she could no longer keep it inside. So at age 34, Busola Dakolo, a well-known Nigerian photographer, went on television