NGO sensitises women against gender-based violence

NGO sensitises women against gender-based violence

Women’s Right and Health Project (WRAHP), a non-governmental organisation, said it had sensitised 100 women against Social and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

WRAPH’s Center Assistant, Mrs Nneoma Ezuma who sensitised the women said that different types of SGBV happens at home.

Ezuma said that some parents and guardians  also engage in SGBV, but  unknown to them.

She said that the programme was targeted at women who were randomly selected in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, and was aimed at increasing women’s knowledge on SGBV.

According to her, a child who is denied education, freedom and punished with marks all over the body has been abused.

“It’s time parents and guardians begin to know the different types and levels of abuses.

“”Some children cannot express themselves freely in the presence of parents and guardians because the freedom of expression was not there for the child.

“Some children suffer a lot in silence and cannot speak up in the presence of their abusers because of fear,” she said.

Ezuma said that WRAPH was all out in Alimosho LGA to end all forms of SGBV.

She said that the programme was being held in six LCDAs simultaneously for three days across Alimosho LGA.

A participant, Mrs Adeola George, said that she learned that denying a child food is a form of SGBV.

George said that she thought that food denial was a form of punishment and not SGBV.

She said that she would henceforth desist from the act, now that she had known what it really meant.

Another participant, Mrs Tolulope Adenekan, said that she learnt that any defilement must be reported.

Adenekan said that if women began to speak up irrespective of who was involved, instance of defilement would decrease.

She commended  WRAPH for the  sensitisation saying she had better knowledge of  different types of SGBV.

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