By Nna Anulumadu
In a bid to mark 2023 United Nations day of violence against women and girl child, Justice, Development and peace Commission ( JDPC) Dunukofia region last Sunday sensitised the public on ways to curb domestic violence against women and girl child.
Delivering a lecture during sensitization programme that took place at St Alphonsus Catholic Church Nkpor, Judith Anikpeh who represented Rev Fr Edwin Udoye ( JDPC director, Onitsha Archdiocese) charged husbands to shun beating or attacking their wives violently in a situation of miss understanding, describing such actions as violence against women which doesn’t offer any solution to family issues. Describing women as weaker sex, she advised husbands to resolve issues amicably and apply diplomacy in running their homes.
The lecturer also advised wives to stop creating a scene that may bring about fighting, enjoining them to be peace makers and remain submissive to their husbands.
Also, she emphasized the importance of conscientizing and inundating children with early sex education, stressing that parents should teach their wards about the functions of their private parts / sex organs and why they should jealously guard it all the time. ” Don’t allow a stranger to tutor your child on sex education. Do it your self to avoid endangering them and exposing them to various degree of abuse.
The Chairman JDPC Dunukofia region Mr John Iwuanyanwu who spoke to Trinitas, said the sensitization programme is sacrosanct now in our society considering the degree of violence and brutality against women in Nigeria. He charged parents to take up their responsibility and give their girl child quality upbringing.
Mr Iwuanyanwu on the other hand thanked the Director JDPC Onitsha Archdiocese Fr Edwin Udoye for his efforts in using the commission to fight injustice, and correct abnormalities in our society and as well giving helping hand to the less privileged and down trodden, urging him not to relent.