Nigeria: What Happens When We Protest - #MeToo in Northern Nigeria – AuthenticAfrican

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[African Arguments] Last November, I went to the police headquarters in Niger state to seek approval for a protest. The rally for which I hoped to get formal permission and security was against sexual and gender-based violence. It had been convened by social development worker Fakhrriyyah Hashim and coordinated by writer Hassana Maina who, a few months earlier, had coined the hashtag #ArewaMeToo. Arewa is the Hausa word for "North"; #ArewaMeToo is northern Nigeria's #MeToo movement.