Victims of Sexual Assault in University Campus
Parents fault or peer influence
Sexual Assaults is an act in which a person intentionally sexually touches another without the persons consent or coerce, or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. It can also be in a form of sexual violence which includes Rape, (forced virginal, anal or oral penetration or drug facilitated sexual assault). Talking about someone’s biological kind of creation with the intent to feel or imagine Sex is an act of sexual assault.
The victims of sexual assault are mostly females frequently between the ages of 17-25 .
The campus is a place where people of different background, environment, upbringing, religion, tribal, cultural antecedents, social understanding and many forms of societal norms come together for a purpose.
Moreover the influence of many unaware of the guardian or school authorities have put many female students fall victim of an act that they didn’t sign in for, campuses today have become an avenue where you see different Stranger in front of female hostels taking In and out of some of these girls to private hotels or residents.
However It happen I came across a coursemate whom i know have no relative in the state we are studying, but saw her in a shopping mall paying bills I know she can’t afford with a card that wasn’t her’s although I attempted paying but seeing the items I haulted and took a step back that was after noticing yet again the card she was holding wasn’t her’s.
Alas! She fell sick and was diagnosed with Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Also it is of note that it is an act you don’t know who engages but are aware it happens because some victims confine in trusted friends who happen to keep anonymousity but still talk about it without mentioning names. It is necessary to note that some University staff/ students engage some of these female students to certain extent the male thou are less of victims, but what induces some of the female victims to confine to a degree to such act her incessant transparent dressing, body shape kind of dresses constant relation with male folks or friends.
Moreover economic factor is another effect because victims happen to fall trap of financial shortage unable to access some basic personal needs, so often they notice that the only way to fill the the missing gap is to ask when doing so some men end up telling them to sell something to get something out of option of their guardian’s unable to cover the gap as at that period they confine.
Female students in campuses go in and out mostly at night with either strangers or institution staffs often given them locations for hook ups, they drive them back after taking advantage of them and buy them stuffs that warrant them to seek out when such arises.
Class leaders or representatives of departments are but defaulters they mostly do the hookups and deals for some of the staffs involve in return of a favor they too seek from the latter.
In addition the act is perpetuated by staffs who threaten the Victims with exam failure and other form of blackmail video of her probably naked on bed or taking her bath with such magnitude of blackmail I think no one will be willing to talk or even attempt to, but will mostly corporate to the act.
The student union who are suppose to protect the interest of students are doing less to achieve these because they are there to protect their own personal interests and agenda’s.
Often atimes such issues are brought to light of the institutions Board committee or despaired committee who are mostly friends colleagues or associates of such acts what else is expected they cover up and protect the Assaulters interest, to also cover their own private tracks.
Sexual assault is very saddened with this guilt of segregation among the rest of your peers because one feels the they talk about it alot and wouldn’t want anything of such to cross.
Their path, they become afraid of victimisation a victim of such act was sometime interviewed by an online Newspaper she told the reporter that all her friends left her because they fail group assignments or presentations she happen to be among and she was left with no option but reported the case to her level coordinator and another mentor a professor with no avail to her plight, and her available way out was to drop school because she refuse to heed to his approaches.
Most institutions don’t respond to the act and have poorly supported these victims who happen to find the courage to speak up to sexual assaults on them.
My suggestion here is that human right organisations with the intent corporation of some civil society organisations (CSO) that protect interest that has to do with gender in equalities and sexual crimes to as a matter of urgency set up classes for proper orientation and sign Memorandum of understanding with institutions to set up offices were potential victims can come and open up secretly hoping to be protected and their safety assured, so then can such acts be dealt with and buried.
The student who fear of being victimised can follow legal means if necessary through CSO’s that will protect their safety and interest.