The wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, scores of male activists today staged a walk against incessant rape across the federation urging all 36 states and federal governments to take a stand against perpetrators of rape in the country.
In a 5-kilometre Walk which was organized by the Partnership for Justice and Mirabel Centre in conjunction with the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT, Lagos State Command and UNICEF kicked off from the premises of the Lagos Television, LTV 8 at exactly 7.25 am was rounded up at the Lagos State Government Secretariat, Alausa.
The men who came out in their numbers under the auspices of “Men Against Rape” were carrying placards inscribed with different messages including “Real Men, Don’t Rape”. “I stand against Rape”. “Men against Rape”. “No means No”. “2017, it was Obiamaka, 2018, it was Ochanya, Uwa 2020, who’s next?”.
Speaking at the event, the wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu commended the men for coming out to campaign against rape and other gender-based violence.
Also, the coordinator, of the Mirable Centre, Mrs Itoro Eze-Anaba, urged Nigerians especially men to stand against rape. She said that it was important to stand up and get involved in the campaign. More importantly, she asked men to stand up and do something. It is not about women, it is about the community, the society and men have a role to play.
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