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Okei-Odumakin wants violence against women, girls stopped


domestic-violenceAS Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the Human Rights Day, human rights activist, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, has again restated the need for all to join in the fight against violence against persons, particularly the vulnerable groups, which includes women and girls.

Okei-Odumakin, who said she recognised that violence against the vulnerable groups is rooted in obnoxious cultures and traditions commonly practiced in Nigeria, however, urged everybody to join hands to fight against violation of fundamental human rights and anybody that their rights is being trampled upon.

The President of the Women Arise for Change Initiative said further, “I urge you to join hands to lift the veil of silence, to support all vulnerable persons especially women and girls to speak out against what is happening to them and to protect them from violence and we must make sure we protect life and property.

“We must all do more to end violence against women in all its forms, wherever and whenever it occurs. The crucial first step is for all of us to be clear in acknowledging it.”

There can be no conspiracy of silence. It happens daily, in peacetime, in war, in the home and in public,” the Campaign for Democracy chief maintained.

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