The sixth edition of the much awaited walk against rape campaign was held on Thursday, March 10th 2016 in support of the ongoing fight against rape in the country and in commemoration of the International Women’s day.
Celebrities such as Wunmi Obe, Susan Peters, Dayo Amusa, Tayo Odueke, Niniola, Koker, and Pryse 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.
According to the National Coordinator, Esther Ijewere- Kalejaiye; The aim of the walk is to encourage victims to speak out, reduce the stigmatization attached to the victims of rape, and also, to demand for the creation of more help centers across the state.
The walk started from the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church (AVMC) ground and ended at the Ministry of Women Affairs, Alausa, Ikeja, where the group was received by the commissioner of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Lola Akande.
Watch the video below.
Walk against Rape is organized by Rubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Powered by Keystone Bank Pink Network and supported by: Alliance Francaise, Naij.com, Wfm, Olorisupergal, Printivo, Fanmilk, Motbensonz Solutions, Sweet Sensation, Etana bottle water, YES Magazine, Encomium Magazine, Sun, and Pulse.ng
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