The Girls Help Collective, WACOL, has urged for extra inclusion of ladies within the resolution making course of.
WACOL, a number one group championing the rights of ladies and different susceptible members of the society is unrelenting in its push in opposition to gender-based violence, even because it pursues financial justice and empowerment for ladies.
Talking in Enugu throughout a consultative assembly organized in collaboration with Motion Help, the founder and director of WACOL, Prof. Pleasure Ngozi Ezeilo stated girls deserved greater than their current place within the scheme of issues.
Ezeilo, represented by the programme supervisor on CBOs engagement, Mrs. Anuli Ezennia stated the group was constructing the capability of ladies with a view to lowering gender-based violence within the communities.
“The capability constructing we’re speaking about entails additionally the coaching of those community-based organisations to allow them to take it to different girls on the grassroots stage.
“We wish to assist and prepare our girls, we wish to see them take part actively in politics, girls and women ought to find out about human rights on sexual and gender-based violence in order that they’ll simply report back to the suitable authority if such a factor occurs to them and to not conceal it.
“We wish our girls to be economically empowered, as a result of an idle man is the satan’s workshop. If a lady is busy, a few of these gender based mostly violence will drop solely,” she said.
In a presentation, the programme officer for Girls Voice and Management Undertaking (WVL) Mr. Onyekachukwu Ugwu stated the target of the coaching was to have an elevated consciousness on human rights by girls and women.
“We’re working with about 100 CBOs in Nigeria and thru this coaching, we intend to strengthen their system and processes in order that they are often sustained.
“Our expectation is to see girls each our moms, wives, sisters come on board as a result of we can not actually construct a nation with out girls,” he stated.
A member of one of many CBOs, Lolo Eze Eucharia, who spoke after the coaching stated, “I thank the organizers of this occasion, the WACOL in collaboration with Motion Help; this programme has introduced an excellent change and enchancment within the lives of our girls.
“Our girls now know that they’re half and parcel of the choice makers in the neighborhood, they’ve additionally realised that gender-based violence and sexual violence like rape and defilement are crime punishable beneath the legislation and needs to be reported instantly.
“We laud the WACOL and its collaborators for taking it upon themselves to see that girls are given their house within the society,” she stated.