Fola Achudume calls for concerted efforts against rape as she launches online campaign "War Against Rape " - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Saturday, July 11, 2020

Fola Achudume calls for concerted efforts against rape as she launches online campaign "War Against Rape "

There is the need for collaborative  efforts to   be intensified  by  stakeholders against the act of rape in order   to  put an end to the menace which is continuing to raise its ugly head in the society. 

This is necessary due to the fact that sexual  violence in  any form is not only degrading, dehumanising and  traumatic, it is  also an highest  injustice against  humanity. 
A Women  and Children Protection Advocate, Rev Fola Achudume of victory  Life Bible  Church,Abeokuta  and President  Save Her Foundation came up with   these this  Saturday  during  an interaction with  women in an online campaign   tagged  "War Against  Rape". 

Posting that Laws on rape should be enforced, she charged the society  not to add to the burdens of  the victims by criticising them,  adding that  there is no justification for  sexual molestation and harassment. 
Speaking  in like manner, the commissioner for  women Affairs  ,Mrs Funmi Efuwape informed that any rapist caught in Ogun state  will not be spared.

According to her, government is out to protect  victims stressing that rapists should  be reported to appropriate agencies.

Mrs Efuwape  also charged  the mass media  to always  protect  the identity  of victims just as she saw the needs for    parents   to be proactive  in the upbringing  of their  children.

She observed that now that awareness is being  created  about the rape pandemic, professional counsellors, educators, religious leaders and parents should  make  conscious efforts in putting an end to its re occurrence.

 The  Ogun state President, All Nigeria Confederation of Principal of Secondary Schools, Dr Mrs Ayodele  Womiloju  in a remark said all hands must be on deck  to rescue the girl-child and women  from  every form  of  molestation. 

The Educationist urged the society not  to  take rape issues  for granted,   adding  that societal norms  and  values  should  be promoted  with  a view  to  equipping  the young ones properly and not put any gender at a disadvantage. 

 Informing  that the society's disposition to  rape victims  is  disheartening, Dr Womiloju harped on  healthy relationships ,effective mentoring and guaranteed safety for every child irrespective of gender. 

Speaking in  like manner, an executive board  member  of  West Africa  Network For Peace,Nigeria Dr Abiola  Akiode -Afolabi wants  laws on rape to be enforced  explaining that corporate  bodies, religious leaders, the  mass media  should  intensify  Advocacy against  rape. 

She also wants  parents  to break  the silence  on sex  education by changing the communication patterns pointing out that children  from  kindergarten should  be educated on sexuality.

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