A young man speaks into a microphone.

Kingsley Iweka, Hapu ya! (Leave Her!) – Short Film

Date grant awarded: April 1, 2016

Doctor Maymunah Kadiri, a consultant psychiatrist in Nigeria reveal that one in four women in the country suffers from domestic violence in her lifetime, often being battered, trafficked, raped or murdered. In the country’s capital of Lagos, Kingsley Iweka is addressing the country and continent wide concern with his project, Hapụ ya!, loosely translated to Leave Her! in one of the local languages. The 5-minute short film seeks to raise awareness, strengthen the voices of women and provide advocacy material to individuals and organizations at no cost.