ABOUT SAFE HQUSE
The #EndSARS protests ongoing in Nigeria has left many Queer Youth who experience police brutality vulnerable to more homophobic violence. SAFE HQUSE is providing 2 DAYS TEMPORARY SAFE HOUSES for Queer Protesters through donations made to us. Our Safe House is accessible to Transgender, Non-binary, HIV+ Queer Nigerians during the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria
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#EndSARS Protest is an ongoing nationwide peaceful protest in Nigeria against Police Brutality by Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of Nigerian Police Force known to extort, harass, assault, rape, murder Nigerians. The movement is pushing for Police reform, dissolution of SARS, Justice, Accountability and Good Governance in Nigeria.
However, protesters who’s placards contain #QueerNigerianLivesMatter have been harassed at physical protests by other protesters who accuse them of hijacking the protest. Online Protesters have suffered homophobic harassment. Although LGBTQ+ persons experience the Extortion, Sexual Assault and Brutalization by the Nigerian Police for being Queer & Young Nigerians. With “disbanded" SARS operatives raiding houses at night, they need safe houses from attacks during these protests.
Established on 16th October 2020 the 9th day of EndSARS protests by Adaeze Feyisayo. Other supporting Coordinators: Temmie Ovwasa, Matthew Blaise with Tech Support from Tobi Afolabi. As at 20th October 2020 we have housed, fed and transported 14 LGBTQ+ Nigerians in Lagos and disbursed donations to over 50 Queer Protesters in Nigeria. All possible with the donations from supportive individuals.
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