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Nigerian Charity that Supports Survivors of Sexual Assault Gets Famous Backing

Over the last five years, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has established herself as one of Britain’s most outspoken advocates for charities that address domestic violence. On Monday, she announced her intention to expand her work worldwide by becoming the patron of the Mirabel Centre, a Nigerian charity that supports survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. “I am delighted to become patron of The Mirabel Centre in Lagos,” Camilla said in a statement. “It is a truly trailblazing organization, supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault as they seek healing and justice. Their vital work means that women need no longer suffer in silence and I am deeply grateful to all Mirabel’s wonderful staff and volunteers.” Mirabel, Nigeria’s first sexual assault referral organization, was founded in 2013 by Itoro Eze-Anaba, who was honored by the Nigerian government for her work defending women and children in August. Eze-Anaba told the Daily Mail that she was looking forward to working with Camilla on the issue.