By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
A call has gone to all and sundry to rise up in combating all forms of violence against women and the girl-child in the society.
The founder of Women On Assignment, (WOA),Pastor (Mrs) Tolani Falana made the call in a chat with The Hope.
According to her, in recent times,the prevalence rate of violence against women and the girl-child had risen with incidence of domestic violence and rape on the increase.
To this end,she noted that continuous advocacy and strengthening of social institutions key to curbing the menace in the society, especially in Africa.
The Akure born philantrophist stressed the need for all the states in Nigeria to domesticate the prohibition of violence against women and girl-child and further equip the unit in their Women Affairs Ministries.
While saying violence against women and the girl-child poses a lot of harm to the development of the society, the women welfare advocate emphasised the need for people to speak with one voice until the act is totally eradicated.
She posited that victims and survivors must get justice and perpetrators adequately punished in order to eliminate the menace saying vulnerable people must equally be sensitised to know their rights and speak out.
To her, violence against women and the girl -child is one of the most common abuses of human rights which is gradually becoming a global epidemic,calling on all relevant stakeholders to urgently tackle the issue.
She opined that the girl child must be well educated, informed, and be able to make right decisions for her life, thereby contributing meaningfully to the society.
Mrs Falana who maintained that indecent dressing has no place in African culture, advised women and the girl-child to dress properly at all times.
The cleric equally called on parents and guardians to always monitor the movement of their children and wards and also know the kind of friends they move with.
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