Onitsha (Anambra), April 18, 2021 (NAN) Wife of Anambra Governor, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, has urged women to evolve measures at stopping the recurring incidents of gender-based violence in the society.
Mrs Obiano made the appeal in a message to Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) in commemoration of ‘Mothering Sunday’.
The message was signed by Mr Emeka Ozumba, the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Obiano and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The theme of this year’s Catholic Mothering Sunday is: “The Role of Women In Eliminating Discrimination and Gender-based Violence”.
Mrs Obiano, who is also the Founder of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), advised women to promote the culture of tolerance and inclusiveness as a measure.
According to her, everybody is called to be tolerant of one another and to promote equal access to opportunities and resources to everyone both in the family and at community level.
“Above all, communication is key to building mutual understanding and bonding among couples.
“Thus, with mutual respect, we are able to diffuse tension that arises from minor misunderstanding which if not properly managed leads to outbreak of regrettable violence,” she said.
Mrs Obiano described the theme of this year’s celebration as “apt”, saying it recognised the central role of mothers in re-enforcing good values to check all forms of discrimination and gender-based violence.
The First Lady advocated the deepening of relationship with children at home by making conscious effort at being their friend rather than someone they dread as well as holding regular discussion and sharing fun times.
Mrs Obiano commended the state government’s inclusive approach which had ensured the accommodation of all shades of opinion and recognition of women in the scheme of things.
She congratulated CWO on their special day and urged them to tap inspiration from the unique role of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who remained steadfast in trying times