Women Group, Government Mobilise For ‘Violence Against Women’
Edo State Government and the leadership of Edo Women’s Development Initiative (EWDI) both agreed that violence against women has in no small way created inequality among the people. Declaring open the 2nd Edo Women’s conference with theme: Violence, Crime and Unemployment, Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole lamented that violence against women is one of the most occurring human rights violations yet one of the least prosecuted and urged al that have been victims of such violence to speak out and end the impunity.
Represented by the state commissioner for women affairs, Mrs. Blessing Maigida, Oshiomhole said. “Violence against women is one of the most occurring human rights violations yet one of the least prosecuted. In our societies, women have continued to be victims of violence and crime, lack of equal access to education, credit facilities and traditional attitudes.
In her opening remarks, Chairperson EWDI, Professor Yinka Omoregbe described Nigeria as a country where there are no inadequate responses to pervading violence “much of which is criminal” She also described Nigerian society as “to docile” where people do not react “either from ignorance, fear or from a sense of inevitability or fatalism”
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