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Queen Elizabeth of England Honours Nigerian woman; Eze-Anaba

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The Queen of England, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has honoured the founder of The Mirabel Centre, a non-governmental organisation, which takes care of rape victims, with the Commonwealth Point of Light Award.

This was according to a statement made by the Media Officer of the British High Commission to Nigeria, Mr. Joseph Abuku. Abuku said Itoro Eze-Anaba, who is the wife of the Editor of Vanguard Newspaper, Eze-Anaba, was honoured in Abuja at a ceremony hosted by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright.

The statement noted that Eze-Anaba founded The Mirabel Centre, Nigeria’s first sexual assault referral centre, in 2013 and had since then helped over 3,100 victims of rape.

The Mirabel Centre has established itself as a key service provider for victims of sexual assault in Lagos State, with an increasing number of clients accessing the centre, indicating a growing awareness amongst members of the public of the existence of the centre and the crucial services it provides,” the statement noted.

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