Veteran Nollywood actress Rita Edochie has been decorated with an Ambassador For Peace Award by Universal Peace Federation.

The decoration which took place over the weekend recognises Edochie for her passion in promoting peace and encouraging others to live a worthy life of emulation in all facets of human endeavour.

Mrs Rita Edochie recently revealed she was a victim of sexual abuse years ago.

Edochie who was a guest at a seminar to end violence against children called on parents to regularly communicate with their children.

She revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.  According to her, she was sexually violated at a young age by a family friend.

She explained that the pregnancy was about seven months before her mother noticed it.

Edochie added that her mother was shocked at the pregnancy because she thought her being strict would not allow such a thing to happen.

The veteran actress then called on parents to communicate regularly with their children and make them their best friends.