Nigerian Entertainers have teamed up with Global Rights, an international human rights organization to start a campaign to end sexual violence in the country.
AMVCA winner Tope Tedela, Filmmakers Ego Boyo and Bose Oshin alongside Singers Aramide, DavidB and actor/musician Charles Granville were officially announced as celebrity ambassadors at a press briefing in Lagos.
These celebrities have agreed to lend their 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 advocacy campaigns against all forms of violence, they have a thorough understanding of the kind of influence 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, one (1) in four (4) girls and one (1) in ten (boys) will have experienced sexual violence before they turn eighteen (18) and only about 5% of these victims will receive any help.
Originally founded as an international Organization in 1978, 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.