A review of literature: rape and communication media strategies in Nigeria
Using historical-analytic methodology, this article reviews literature on rape and the communication strategies that can be used to address rape issues in Nigeria. In doing this, it critically engages communication theories as they apply to some communication media strategies that have been/can be deployed to redress the problem. The study argues that although some nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have taken the gauntlet of campaign against rape, much is desired in the area of awareness creation. It is within this context that this article reviews the concept of rape, evolutionary history of rape, rape and the law, effects of rape on victims and society, with a view to raising societal awareness and providing informational templates for an effective management of rape and gender violence and related issues in contemporary Nigeria.
Keywords: Communication media strategies, NGOs, rape, law, gender violence, Nigeria