As part of its efforts to raise awareness and sensitise the general public on the ills of domestic violence, Nature’s Gentle Touch recently led an awareness walk against domestic violence in Lagos.
The walk, which commenced at Ikeja Under Bridge and ended at the Alausa secretariat in the heart of Lagos, saw participation from officials of Nature’s Gentle Touch, Nollywood actors, members of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, NGOs and several women groups.
The walk comes on the heels of Nature’s Gentle Touch’s sponsorship of a new movie, “Omoye,” which premiered October 22, 2017, at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Lekki, Lagos.
“Omoye,” is the compelling tale of a young and hardworking woman who had her whole life ahead of her but unknowingly finds herself in a relationship with an abusive man and she is faced with the dilemma of either enduring the violence or speaking up and getting out of the relationship.
The brand manager for Nature’s Gentle Touch, Anita Anosike, who launched the walk, spoke about the company’s enthusiasm for speaking out against domestic violence: “In this part of the world, the subject of domestic violence is one that is very much uncomfortable to discuss, but as with all evils it is important we continue to create awareness about the menace of domestic violence.
“This is the core of the walk; to bring to the front burner an issue that is a threat to our very existence and to support and encourage victims to speak up and get help.”