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!by