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Youth in Agege embark on campaign against rape and abuse

A progressives Youth in Agege, Dopemu-Agege Youths Wing recently embarked on aggressive campaign against Rape, Child Abuse, Gender Based Violence and other domestic violence.

According to Dopemu-Agege Youths, the initiative was pertinent to raise awareness about rape and sex abuses in the state, “sexual violence is a menace that affects everybody emotionally and psychologically and a Walk Against Rape is an avenue to say NO to the menace in our communities”.

Walk Against Rape is an opportunity for Lagosians to come together and raise awareness on sexual assault.

Statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 11 men will be raped in their lifetime and it is estimated that less than 20% of rape cases are reported to the police.

The main aim of Dopemu-Agege Youth Wing is to empower the victims, their friends, families and supporters to break the silence by staging a walk against rape together on the streets in order to send signal to the perpetrators that Lagos State frowns and condemns in totality any act of sexual harassment on our girl-child.