Press Release: Walk Against Rape Campaign (W.A.R)
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RUBIES INK INITITATIVE LAUNCHES THE SOCIAL MEDIA PRE- WALK AGAINST RAPE CAMPAIGN (W.A.R) TAGGED ” SHARE YOUR STORY….INSPIRE A VICTIM”
The third edition of the much awaited Walk Against Rape has once more gotten a nod from the Lagos State Ministry Of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Various celebrities such as Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Jimmy Jatt, Ali Baba, Owen Gee, Gt the Guiterman, Gbemi Olateru Olabegi (OAP)Isio Wanogho (Model), Bolaji Rosiji, Ego Obaro, Praise Fowowe,Jerrilyn Mulbah, Jodie,Bhaira (AMBO 3), Toni Payne, amongst other top celebrities have also endorsed the walk and showed great interest to participate in the campaign in march.
Walk Against Rape Campaign is a special demonstration that brings together Youth Organisations, faith based organisation, Nigerian Actors, Actresses, Sport Men, Media Practitioners, Musicians, DJs, Comedians, Showbiz Personalities and student delegates from various higher institutions and Secondary Schools around Lagos state to lend their voice to sexually abused women and children, particularly young girls between the ages of 3-16yrs and also showing 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 Project 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” this year we intend achieving a lot more with the campaign as we would be launching an online social media campaign tagged “SHARE YOUR STORY…..INSPIRE A VICTIM” a platform we want to use to encourage silent victims of rape to break the silence and speak up, we will be having live tweet meet interactive chat with survivors of rape who are ready to use their story to encourage others and also to let people know : RAPE IS REAL!!! , stories of the survivors will also be syndicated on several blogs.
The hashtag for the tweet meet which will come up twice a week prior to the Walk Against Rape Campaign is #StandAgainstRape , all questions will be asked from our twitter handle @walk_rapeng.
“We can’t control what happened, we can’t control what has been lost. What we can control is how we fight to take that control back, and the voice within us is powerful in doing so….”
“BREAK THRE SILENCE, SPEAK UP…..SAY NO TO RAPE”
Walk Against Rape is packaged by Rubies Ink Initiative
Esther Ijewere- Kalejaiye
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