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Notable Nigerian T.V stars, actors, musicians and entertainers  participated in the 5th edition of the War Against Rape (WAR) walk which was held  in Ikeja, Lagos, yesterday, March 10th.  Actors like Ini Edo,  Tonto  Dike , Anne  Idibia and many others were  seen  during the march.



The special annual event  which  is  endorsed by the Lagos State Government, is a campaign giving a voice to victims of rape and abuse involving  youth groups, civil organizations, NGO’s, Religious bodies, celebrities, entertainers and others all come together to  march in solidarity against the  scourge of rape,  lend support  to  the afflicted  and  help  effect justice  against  those who commit rape crimes.



The Walk Against Rape initiative is built on  a  commitment to eradicate  rape  in Africa  and  vocally guiding society  to  collectively fight the crime as it is now alarmingly on the increase.




The workshop began  on the 18th of February 2015 with Desmond Elliot, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State; Ade Ipaye and a host  of other stakeholders  present.


This  is indeed a  laudable  initiative  for  awareness, but we also need stiffer penalties for rapists and sex offenders.  Silent victims  must be encouraged  to come forward without fear  of stigmatization.  We  are tired  of these wicked rape criminals  walking proud and free, whilst  their  victims  bury their  tales  of horror , walking in shame.  Enough  truly  is enough!

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