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Saturday, 13 February 2016

WALK AGAINST RAPE NIGERIA UNVEILS AMBASSADORS​





The sixth edition of the much awaited Walk Against Rape has once more gotten a  nod from Various celebrities  as they signed up as ambassadors for the initiative, celebrities such as; Mercy Aigbe, Toke Makinwa, Toolz, TimiDakolo, Waje, BolanleOlukanni, Adekunle Gold, Harrysong, Kcee, OcUkeje, Joseph benjamin, Annie Idibia, Desmond Elliot, Femi Adebayo, YQ, Joel, Vector, MI, Iceprince, DjCaiseKehindebankole, Ini Edo, Susan Peters Seyi Law, DayoAmusa, Japheth Omojuwa, Olorisupergal, Niniola, Immaculate, Jaywon, Toni Payne, Gbemi, AzukaOgujiuba, Illbliss, Chidinma , McShakara, Senator, Funny bone, Ajebo, Ushbabe, Pencil and Akpororo.

Walk Against Rape Campaign is a special demonstration that brings together Mothers, Fathers, Guardians, Teachers, Youth Advocates, Social Activist , Actors, Actresses, Sports Men, Media Practitioners, Musicians, DJs, Comedians, Youth Organizations, Showbiz Personalities and student delegates from various higher institutions and Secondary Schools around Lagos state to  lend a voice to sexually abused persons (particularly women and children), and also  show their support to the course of bringing an end to RAPE in Nigeria where the number of Rape cases is on the increase.


According to the National Coordinator, Esther Ijewere- Kalejaiye, “Our aim is to help in encouraging victims to speak out and reduce the stigmatization attached to the victims of sexual abuse and Rape as well as use “Walk Against Rape” as a platform to inform the society about the soaring scourge of sexual abuse especially as it relates to young girls and women in general.  The walk will be held in Ondo, Edo, Delta and Oyo State this year as well.

In endorsing the initiative here are some quotes from some of our Celebrity Ambassadors:

"By not coming forward (about rape), you make yourself a victim forever” - Niniola


 "Every life matters" – Timi Dakolo


 "You Rape a Woman, You Rape Everyone, There is a bit of HER in everyone; mother, father, brother and sister – Dayo Amusa
 
“It is sad that society teaches us DON'T GET RAPED rather than DON'T RAPE” - Ruth Kadiri

Aside the celebrities that are attending the walk, invitations have also been sent to Non-Government Organizations, Representatives from different Local Governments In Lagos State, Media Practitioners, TV / Radio Presenters, Students Delegates (From Higher Institutions), secondary school students, faith based organisation , Corporate Social Responsibility arms of various corporate bodies and the general public.


The walk is slated for the 10th of March, it starts from the archbishop vining memorial church ground and ends at the Ministry of Women Affairs, Alausa.

Walk against Rape is organized by Rubies Ink Initiative for women and children in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs, since 2010.

Esther IjewereKalejaiye
Founder / National Coordinator

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