ABSU Walk Against Rape | #absurape

On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, Enough is Enough Nigeria, Project Alert, Rubies Ink, Delta Women, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) along with several other civil society organizations and individuals will walk in several cities around Nigeria to raise awareness about violence against women in Nigeria, and in particular, demand action on the gang-rape of a young lady by five young men alleged to be students of Abia State University (ABSU).

The walk will take place in the following cities:


Abia: Walk will commence at the Okpara square in Umuahia, Abia state and conclude at the state house.
Lagos: converge at NTA office Ahmadu Bello way and March to Abia State Liaison Office
Abuja : Protesters will converge at The Eagle Square

Time: 10 a.m.

Since news of this gang-rape came to light, many Nigerians have weighed in on the matter, including the Honourable Minister of Youth Development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi. A statement from his office stated, “The Honourable Minister views the behavior of the perpetrators as decadent and barbaric. Mallam Abdullahi therefore calls on the University authorities and relevant security agencies to step up action to ensure that the heartless and wicked perpetrators are arrested and prosecuted.”

MEDIA:

Uduak Odouk of Ladybrille speaks against rape (here)
Esther Ijewere - our sex crime laws should be tougher (here)

For more information on the walk, follow any of the following people on TWITTER
@olamildent @AbangMercy @AfricanCeleb @EiENigeria @WAR_Nigeria @rapewalk @estherijewere

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