Stop Violence Against Women In Africa-Mrs. Jonathan


In line with the international day for the elimination of violence against

women celebrated every year on November 25, the First Lady and President

of African First Ladies Peace Mission, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan (Mama

Peace), has called on Africans and their leaders to stop the violence

against women and respect their self-dignities as humans.

She made the call when the leadership of National Council of Women's

Societies Nigeria (NCWS) and Women for Change and Development Initiative,

paid her a courtesy call recently.
She used the auspicious occasion to drum support for effectively curbing

and preventing abuses and violence against women.
She said that during war situations women suffer the most, adding that

violence against women is a human right violation, which is also a

consequence of the discrimination in law and practice against them, along

with the inequalities they suffer in the society.
She opined that the suppression of women in many forms, has greatly

impeded growth and development of women, and has also resulted in poverty

in the regions prone to these abuses.
She made a clarion call on women non-governmental organizations, NGOs,

across the globe, to rise up to the challenge by bringing these issues to

the front burner, reiterating that “abuses against women are preventable.”

The year's campaign is: 'Unite to End Violence Against Women' and a date

set aside to commemorate the Mirabal Sisters, three political activists,

who were brutally assassinated in 1960 during the reign of Rafael

Trujillo, the ruthless dictator of the Dominican Republic for much of the

mid-20th century.
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