Del­e­gate wants end to vi­o­lence against women

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Fran­cis Okeke

A del­e­gate from the Nigeria Coun­cil of Women So­ci­ety Safiya Ibrahim Ogoh yes­ter­day called for an end to all forms of vi­o­lence against women in Nigeria.

Ogoh said women are “in­tel­li­gent, good man­agers and agents of change that can fast track Nigeria’s de­vel­op­ment if given the chance,” while urg­ing the con­fer­ence not to “leave any stone un­turned in un­fet­ter­ing women of ev­ery en­cum­brances whether so­cial, so­cial, cul­tural, po­lit­i­cal or eco­nomic.”

She also called for un­hin­dered ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion as a right to ev­ery child in Nigeria, es­pe­cially the girl child whose rights must be re­spected.

“Women and girls have been over ex­posed to dan­ger and grow­ing in­se­cu­rity in con­tem­po­rary times. Grow­ing in­se­cu­rity and de­te­ri­o­rat­ing na­tional se­cu­rity…have in­creased and overtly over ex­posed women and girls to dan­ger, dis­place­ment, abuse, rape, other so­cial costs and deaths,” she said.

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