Dopemu-Agege Youth Wing recently lead an awareness walk against rape and gender-based violence.
The walk, which was an advocacy programme of the Youth Wing aimed to raise awareness against the menace.
The event witnessed the youths carrying placards with inscriptions like “No to gender based violence”, “Stop violence against women”, “Raise your voices against sexual violence”, “Stand up and speak out and say no to rape and sexual violence.”
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A representative of the youth wing stated that “gender-based violence is not a women’s issue.” He noted that it was a human rights issue that needs both men and women to contribute to its end.
He said; “For this problem to end, men must play a significant role and we are pleased to see that men are increasingly recognising their responsibility to help end this scourge.”
“We believe that no single individual, organisation, foundation, or government can stop the epidemic of sexual violence; but by responding to the responsibility of tackling the problem as a collective, each bringing together his/her unique piece of the solution. They believe that participation in these collaborative efforts is critical in making our voices heard and to bringing an end to sexual violence in our society.”