Nigerian Celebrities have teamed up with Global Rights, an international human rights organization to start a campaign to end sexual violence in the country.
Filmmakers Ego Boyo, AMVCA winner Tope Tedela, and Bose Oshin alongside Singers Aramide, David B and actor/musician Charles Granville were all officially announced as celebrity ambassadors at a press briefing in Lagos.
These Entertainers have agreed to use their respective influences and lend voices to raise awareness in a bid to fight the crime of sexual violence in our society. These persons have over time, been actively involved in various advocacy campaigns against all forms of violence, they have a thorough understanding of the kind of effect the entertainment industry has on the Nigerian populace and they have decided to take the time out of their busy schedules to join Global Rights in curbing the menace that is, Sexual Violence.
According to Sexual Violence facts, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 10 boys will have experienced sexual violence before they become official adults at 18 and only about 5% of these victims will receive any help.
Founded in 1978 as an international Organization, Global Rights has a sterling reputation as a human rights organization which has worked in partnership with local activists to build grass roots movements that promote and protect the rights of populations marginalized because of gender, ethnicity, race, socio-economic status or disability.
We at MoviePencil stand with these guys and say, ‘NO! to Sexual Violence’, we hope you do too.