Mirabel Centre battles to stay afloat
Mirabel Centre, a Lagos based sexual assault referral centre (SARC) is battling against dire financial strait to stay open to patients in need of its service, and has asked for the public to help in order to remain in operation.
The Centre has been funded by the UK Department for International Development for two years and that is due to come to an end soon.
Thus, organization is faced with shutting its doors on the rape survivors they desperately want to help if it does not have funds.
The Centre is a project of Partnership for Justice where rape and sexual assault victims can access free forensic medical and counseling services.
Started in 2013 by Partnership for Justice, the Mirabel Centre has helped hundreds of rape victims, many of them minors, adjust physically and mentally to the aftermath of assault.
According to findings, the centre is housed in a dim corridor in the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, and has a small dedicated staff. These women have worked tirelessly with an under-served and often unacknowledged population.
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