Miss Nigeria 2013, Ezinne Akudo has been a strong advocate against sexual abuse.
Earlier in the year she set up a Rape Crisis Centre in Lagos through her foundation – The Eight Foundation – and also launched a campaign with a number of celebrities to raise awareness for the stigma rape victims face.
She had earlier stated that “We live in a world where women are abused daily and are unable to speak up. One out of four women experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. This crime can take place at anytime and can happen to anyone regardless of tribe, religion or social class. Sadly, the society’s response to this heinous crime has led victims to believe that silence is the best option. However, Speaking up is our greatest weapon in this fight against sexual violence.”
Featured on ‘Heart of the Matter’ with co-host Omilola Oshikoya, Ezinne explains why it is important to never remain silent.