Huge participation in walk against rape campaign 2018
The seventh edition of the much-awaited Walk Against Rape campaign was held on Wednesday in support of the ongoing fight against rape in the country and in commemoration of the International Women’s Day.
Celebrities and top social media influencers such as Lami Phillips, Immaculate, Niyola, Ayo Mairo Ese, Olive Emodi, Olorisupergal, Omojuwa, Timilehin Bello of Panache Media joined several concerned Nigerians from different sectors of the society to create awareness and encourage victims to speak up.
The walk, which is aimed at creating awareness and lending a voice to sexually abused persons, particularly women and children in the society, was a huge success as people came out en masse to participate.
The National Coordinator, Esther Ijewere, said: “We appreciate Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for his recent declaration of 25 years jail term for rapists and perpetrators of all forms of domestic violence. However, we have this one demand to make – and it is for the REJUVENATION OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND LAWS! There should be a more transparent justice system to tackle sexual crimes, create and enforce existing laws that protect women from discrimination and violence, including rape, beatings, torture and all forms of verbal abuse, revive the justice system for people to have firm faith in them.”
The walk started from the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church (AVMC) ground and ended at the Ministry of Women Affairs, Alausa, Ikeja.Walk Against Rape is organised by Rubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children and supported by Guardian Woman, Women of Rubies, Acada Magazine, WFM Bellanaija, Goldmyne TV, Olorisupergal, Kraks TV, Etana bottle water, Nigerian Women Diary, Girl Hub Africa and Bakog Foundation.
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