Former Nollywood actress turned humanitarian, Tonto Dikeh has continued to sentence the alleged inhuman act of her colleague, Baba Ijesha who was accused of raping a minor 7 years in the past and tried to defile her once more few weeks again.
For Dikeh, a single mum of 1, rapists ought to both face the loss of life penalty or be castrated.
“In Nigeria, circumstances of rape are quick assuming a threatening dimension that requires pressing intervention. Rape, like different types of violence in opposition to ladies, is an infringement on ladies’s rights, privateness, self-preservation and dignity. There may be little or no coverage or regulation that shield the victims as they’re most occasions blamed, stigmatized and humiliated by society if it is dropped at the general public area. This hinders victims from embracing a mindset of reporting such an inhumane crime to the suitable authorities.
“I consider that any individual discovered responsible of rape ought to be sentenced to loss of life both by hanging, firing squad, deadly injection or electrocution. I’d additionally advocate castration. Rape circumstances and sexual molestations have turn into the order of the day, and the victims should not getting sufficient justice. Most of those perpetrators nonetheless stroll freely,” she advised Saturday Beats.
The filmmaker cum Philanthropist additionally urged victims to be vocal about their plights. She added, “Sure, we are able to eradicate rape and work in the direction of zero tolerance. Firstly, we have to converse out in opposition to the foundation causes. Rape tradition festers after we purchase into concepts of masculinity that see violence and dominance as ‘robust’ and ‘manly’, and when ladies and women are much less valued. It’s also underpinned by victim-blaming—an angle that means a sufferer, somewhat than the perpetrator, bears duty for an assault. When discussing circumstances of sexual violence, a sufferer’s sobriety, garments and sexuality are irrelevant. As an alternative, we have to counter the concept males and boys should acquire energy by violence and query the notion of intercourse as an entitlement. The regulation on rape ought to be amended and its definition expanded.”
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