An advocacy group, Nigerian Feminist Forum has urged the Federal Government and all stakeholders to come up with public policies that will safeguard and improve the rights of women and girls child.
The group recently urged Nigerians to work together to put a stop to the increasing violence against women and girls child in the country.
According to the Nigerian Feminist Forum, government at all levels as well as Nigerians must avoid violent crimes against women and children since they are the future of the nation.
One of the coordinators of the forum, Chinonso Okechukwu then hailed the effort of women related NGOs which have been at the forefront of the feminist movement in Nigeria.
His words, “Nigerian women are not homogenous, we are not all short, fat and round and therefore women’s rights activists, women organizations and women movements have been at the forefront of the effort to advance gender equality; they were the first to push authorities to take women’s rights seriously.”
“We must never undermine the role of feminism in our society. The impact of feminist academic research and activism has been constructive far-reaching.
“We have active discussions centered on sexual violence and the reason why it happening; what are the solutions and what public policies we need to enable societies to treat women and girls better.
“The activities also centered on confronting and questioning norms and age-old tradition that strive to reinforce patriarchy.”
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