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Education, important for curbing GBV

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By Akintola Timothy

Mrs. Abimbola Fashola emphasizes support in the fight against GBV.

The prevalence of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is one issue that continues to plague the social fabric in the country and is suffered by both sexes, especially the women. These activities include harmful traditional practices like female gender mutilation, physical harm, sexual harassment and emotional abuse. Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, wife of Lagos State former Governor however pointed to the lack of formal and informal education as a poignant factor for the indulgence in gender-based violence in the country. Hence, noting that the propagation of formal and informal education was crucial to salvaging this issue.

Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, President of the Nigeria’s Girl Guild Association of Nigeria during the commencement of the “16 days of activism” programme, a United Nations campaign against gender-based violence, emphasized the need for everyone to fight collaboratively against this menace, in ensuring a better social ambience for everyone. With this year’s theme for the World Association of Girl Guide and Girl Scout (WAGGGS) called “Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now”, Mrs. Abimbola averred that with education playing an important role in the advancement of every society, and thus, stressed that it creates a platform for self-actualization.

Equal treatment of young males and females pivotal for curbing GBV.

She reiterated her trust in acquiring vocational training and skill development and said that if the minds of youths could be geared towards this direction, vices would be immensely reduced. She added that the growing cases of drug abuse in the country had also increased the tendency for gender-based violence, admonishing adults to be patients with them and advise them towards turning a new leaf. She again noted that adults must be there for these youths bonding with them. She aired her displeasure for the growing cases of gender-based violence in the country, stating that it indicated that little was being done to address this menace.

Moving on, Mrs. Abimbola noted that it was important for everyone to fight collaboratively towards curbing this issue if everyone wanted to experience accelerated development. By asserting different measures to combat gender-based violence, she urged for equal treatment of young males and females in the homes. According to her, males must also be taught to run errands like females, with no incurred preferential treatment directed towards a gender. She urged parents to live up to their duties of treating all children fairly.

Deaconess Rhoda urged for attitudinal change among men.

Also, the Association’s Chief Commissioner, Deaconess Rhoda Thomas noted that violence was often trivialized. She stated that the global culture of women discrimination permits the occurrence of violence with impunity. She also regarded the event as intensely pivotal due to its highlighting of the recurrent problem of violence against women. She indicated her happiness at the fact that the world was coming together to create awareness about gender-based violence. She then urged the government to improve the data system, in a bid to rewrite the rape laws and ban corporal punishment.

Deaconess Rhoda pointed that the attitude that has trivialized the perpetuation and rationalization of violence and in safety activities against women must be challenged. She stated that men were truly the most perpetrators of gender-based violence and in order to curb this issue, there was a need for an attitudinal change. Monsignor Gabriel Amolegbe also admonished women to love and value themselves a lot more, as this would make it immensely difficult to cause them harm.

Collaborative efforts needed for to curb gender-based violence.

Oluwabukola Fagbemi, during her Vision Spring Initiative lecture, emphasized that a collaborative effort needed for an ultimate change and as such, every effort geared towards curbing gender-based violence must include everyone. She added that the government and other leaders must be immensely prepared and involved in this change process. Fagbemi averred that the inculcation of an all-encompassing sexuality education was a necessary measure for teaching young people about the anatomy of the body, relationship with each other and how mandatory consent is.


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Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

Women’s have always been the most victimized when it comes to gender-based violence issue. If youth are taught to understand moral education and how biased and unlawful it is to indulge in such act, probably it will help mitigate the menace.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

We need to continue to educate men on the dangers of gender based violence. It is a violation against women. Men should actually do better and ensure they wholly respect women.

jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

It’s good initiative because GBV is a serious issue and anything that will make our youths realize that we are so much important and be treated rightly at all times,and more of these initiative to keep fighting for our girl child.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

Gender based violence is a serious issue in the society which woman are normally the victims most we have to curb this issue in our society and get educated to know the rightful things to do in the society

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a pervasive problem that impacts people of both sexes—particularly women—but has a disproportionately negative impact on society.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

a significant contributor to the prevalence of gender-based violence in the country is the absence of both formal and informal educational opportunities.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

If we all want to see rapid progress, we need to work together to find a solution to this problem.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a very serious issue in some society. we really need to do something to stop it

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

a significant contributor to the prevalence of gender-based violence in the country is the absence of both formal and informal educational opportunities. As a result, it is important to note that the dissemination of education, both formally and informally, was critical to resolving this issue.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

nice one, The United Nations has launched a campaign to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls, and they have called on everyone to work together to address this problem.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

It should go without saying that education plays a crucial part in every society’s development and that this is why it is so frequently emphasized: it provides a foundation upon which one can build a life of one’s own design.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

We have no choice but to put our faith in the acquisition of vocational training and the development of our skills, and we have previously stated that if the brains of today’s kids could be redirected in this way, the world would be a better place.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

It is imperative that in addition to teaching women how to run errands, men likewise learn how to do so, and that there be no preferential treatment given to any gender.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

A growing number of people in the country are abusing drugs, which has led to an increase in the frequency of gender-based violence. Adults are being urged to be patient with those who are abusing drugs and to encourage them to start a new chapter in their lives.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

Concern has been voiced about the fact that the number of reported incidents of gender-based violence in the country continues to rise, with some pointing out that this suggests that inadequate steps are being taken to combat the problem.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

it will be good if the government to enhance the data system in an effort to rewrite the laws governing rape and to outlaw the use of corporal punishment.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

Gender Based violence can best be handled and corrected if awareness is created and the people are educated.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

Thanks to Mrs. Abimbola Fashola on enlightening us about the importance of education to combat Gender Based Violence. When you’re informed you will be reformed and empowered to do the right thing.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

It’s good initiative because GBV is a serious issue and anything that will make our youths realize that we are so much important and be treated rightly. The government and other leaders must be immensely prepared and involved in this change process.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

Education is very paramount in every community or nation that wanted to move forward from all this social vises,so alot need to be done to enlighten the public.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

The prevalence of gender-based violence has also increased in the nation as a result of rising substance usage instances. It’s crucial that we work together to combat this threat by raising awareness, encouraging parental involvement, and mobilizing society.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

The number of abuser persons has been on the rise for a long time now. If education is crucial to curb gender based violence, then it should be given a shot