By Babatunde Ayedoju
Women have been described as the backbone of the society, without whom it will be difficult to have a stable one.
This was the submission of the Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of Owena Press Limited, Sir Ademola Adetula, MFR when he hosted officials of Standup for Women Society (SWS) Ondo State chapter, in his office.
Adetula, who noted that everybody is related to a woman in one way or the other, either as a mother or wife, adding that every woman needs to be treated with utmost respect. He also said that without the pivotal role of a woman in a family, which is the basic unit of a society, the family will be in crisis.
He said further, “once there is crisis in the family, the society will experience all the evils we are seeing today, prominent among which are drug abuse and prostitution.”
Talking about the crucial role media play in societal development, Adetula assured the society of maximum cooperation between both organisations. He stressed that the media are very critical, as they influence people towards positive development.
The seasoned media administrator who expressed worry about the growing abuse of women in the society, assured that Owena Press Limited would continue to support the Stand Up for Women Society in their quest to protect women, adding that The Hope is in a better position to project their image and the image of similar organisations in the state, in line with its mandate to render service.
In her address, Chairperson of Standup for Women Society, Ondo State chapter, Alhaja Rafat Abiodun Momoh commended the media outfit for its commitment to human development and the society at large.
Momoh who said that SWS stands for respect, dignity, justice for women and advocacy, acknowledged the important role media play in their activities, even as she promised to maintain a robust relationship with the media.
While acknowledging that crime is a product of bad parenting and the erosion of societal values, Momoh added that her organisation had been doing everything possible to protect the interest of women across the state, adding that traditional rulers need to work with parents to revive societal values and virtues.
She added that the organisation had visited the woman who was attacked with a machete by her husband, in Owo with a donation and is doing everything possible to get justice for her.
The women during the visit prayed for Owena Press Limited.