Women across the world are subjected to physical, sexual, psychological , and economic violence , regardless of their income , age or education. Such violence can lead to long-term physical, mental and emotional health problems. Around one third of women worldwide have experienced physical and /or sexual violence by an intimate partner or by a non- partner at some point in their lives – World Women 2015 (UN) . About 62% of Nigerian women have experienced domestic violence more than once but have to cover it up, sometimes out of shame or traditional shenanigans. It is a big problem and one that have to be addressed before it becomes a culture.
We understand the power of voice, hence we stand together with Arise Nigerian Women Foundation, Community women’s Right foundation, and Humanity Family Foundation For Peace and Development (Huffped) to sign a petition against violence to women, the very mothers of our next generation and the complete element of creation.
Our women are not Punching Bags and neither are they less than man. They are strong and patient which they’ve continued to show while pregnant and during childbirth and most importantly in keeping a home .