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Monday, 27 November 2017

Gov Ambode's Wife Bolanle Says ''End All Discrimination Against Women And Girls

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has called for total eradication of all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls.





She made the call in her office in Alausa, Ikeja, over the weekend, while chatting with journalists on the occasion of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Mrs. Ambode noted that violence against women and girls remained one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violence in the world, stressing that achieving gender parity would require more vigorous efforts and legal frameworks, to tackle established anti-female practices spread across socio-cultural and political landscapes.

According to her, “Everyone has the right to live their life without the threat of violence. This holds for everyone irrespective of age, gender, religion or any other characteristics of human identity.”

‘’We must all come together to put an end to these acts by supporting not just by the passing and implementation of laws to protect girls and women from child marriage, female genital mutilation, domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment but by agitating for it to be properly monitored and evaluated”, she stressed.

Speaking further, she said, prevention of violence against women and girls must begin early, adding that children and young ones must learn the principles of equality, respect and non- violence for future generations.

She urged women and girls not to keep silence in the face of brazen discrimination and abuse but speak up boldly and report such cases to appropriate government agencies, for immediate action.

Mrs. Ambode stressed that as a united force, we must act now to end violence against women and girls, to change institutions and work together to end discrimination, restore human rights and dignity, and ensure we leave no one behind.

The governor’s wife urged enlightened women, gender-based NGOs and other female sympathetic groups, to continue to lead the campaign for total emancipation of all women in line with this year’s theme: “Leave no one behind: end violence against all women and girls”.

November 25th every year is set aside as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls across the world.

5 comments:

Miss Ess said...

It is a must, it has to stop.

A girl has no name said...

Hmmn, may God help us all...

jay urchy said...

The discrimination is much. Some employers don't want to employ newly married ladies. It is well..

Dike Jane said...

Lagos is always setting the pace when it comes to civilization.

Anonymous said...

Most men will agree with this in principle but it is actually what they do that counts; their actions starting from the family level with their wives, daughters, aunts, helps, babysitters up to the highest levels of interactions at schools/work/corporate/government. Still, Naijas womenfolk have much to do in moving the agenda forward for those coming after them. Yes, Naija women must as a matter of urgency stand up and be counted as sacrificing for their own betterment & dignity bcos there is nowhere in this world in which power was ever given up without a fight-o. Gaskiya tafi kwobo

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