Men should take responsibility to keep women safe – Deputy Senate President
Men holds the responsibility to keep our women safe and it is high time they start putting it into action as no man has the right to violate a woman, the Deputy Senate President Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege, said today at the fifth edition of the Voice of Women Conference.
Omo-Agege who was represented by the Executive Director of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development Dr. Otive Igbuzor, said the house of assembly frowns against any form of gender-based violence against woman and it is doing everything possible to ensure proper penalty are meted towards the perpetrators.
“It is clear we have not done enough to curb gender based violence.
“We must quickly move to curb the legal and cultural challenges of this violence. Community and traditional leaders should challenge men to stand for women at all parameters.
“It is high time we stand up against gender-based violence protected by demeaning traditional practices.” he added.
Also at the forum, is the Governor of Kwara Abdulraham Abdulrasaaq, who was ably represented by Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
While speaking at the event, he said there is a need to allow women contribution in decision making and policies.
He said: “Women deserve to be supported every time and they should not be left out of decision making.
“They a hold a vital part in our society and they should be treated will care and importance.
He also commends the Women Radio 91.7 for staging such an important forum to deliberate on issues related to women.