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On the International Day of the Girl Child

Yesterday, the 11th of October, 2017, the world celebrated the International Day of the Child and it was a time of sober reflection for me and some others ladies, because we really sat down to think about the struggles of being a girl child at such a time like this, and trust me, the struggle is real and it’s a similar struggle everywhere as almost every girl child can relate to it, while pondering on the struggles, we also proffered some solutions on how to overcome these struggles and achieve all that we as girls all over can achieve.

On Rights and Privileges:

In Africa, we record a high level of marginalization of the girl child as she is seen as inferior and less than her peers of the opposite gender, and so are denied a lot of privileges that should be accorded them for being humans.

I have been on many occasions denied my due rights at various times just because, gender and most times if not for the strong foot I put forward demanding my rights, I would not have received my due rights.

Education:

In Education, we are still battling to inculcate the importance of female education into the minds and hearts of many persons, especially Africans, and while we do this, we battle against old time cultural practices that seek to make this impossible or somewhat difficult.

I remembering growing up when I heard my father say, “She is a lady and does not need education as one day soon she will be married off to some man, who would have her stay at home doing nothing”, this hunted me for sometime till I got around to understanding myself and all I am capable of, and I decided not let my gender define me, and I believe I am not the only one that had to battle this sort of mindset while growing up.

On Marriages:

In Africa, we have a society where the purpose of a girl child is marriage and all they are their lives, they are trained and nurtured on how to be good home managers alone, paying no attention to their other skills or abilities that are not linked or limited to the home front.

Marriage is wonderful, but when it becomes all a girl aspires to, then something is truly wrong and should be fixed.

 

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A Pastor Arrested for running a baby factory and allegedly raping girls

A pastor of a Pentecostal church Christopher Tochukwu was arrested by the police force in Aba for allegedly raping girls and for allegedly operating a baby factory in no 252 Faulks road, Aba, Abia State.

A young lady who escaped being raped went ahead to tip the police of all that goes on in the said address.

Being a one time rape victim, I know the pain and trauma that comes with being a victim. Each time I read or hear stories as this, I am broken beyond words. I still pray and hope that one day rape and its siblings will become a thing of the past.
I am also of the opinion that rape offenders should always be brought to face justice.

And more awareness should be made as it regards rape and sexual abuse/molestation as it is ravaging our nation, day by day.

Get more of the news on Daily Post

 

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International Women’s Day 2017

Today, 8th of March is declared International Women’s Day. Women all over the world are celebrated for being women.

 

While I believe women should be celebrated every day for being who they are women, I still take out this time to celebrate all those women who at one point of their lives or the other have been exceptional in their living.

I raise a toast to every wife. Every mother. Every daughter. Every female.

I raise a toast to CEO’s. Entrepreneurs. Teachers. Doctors. Nurses. Writers. Photographers. House wives. Politicians. And women from every walks of life.

 

I am celebrating the women in all the continents; Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Asia and Antarctica.

 

I am celebrating women who labour day and night to ensure their families are well fed, clothed and well take care of.

I am celebrating every woman who has at one time or the other taken in the pain of the world and prayed for the world.

 

I celebrate every women who has suffered one form of abuse or the other, who did not let their painful ordeal put a stop to their awesomeness and to their uniqueness.

I am celebrating every women who in spite of all that is happening, have chosen to rise above it all and just live.

 

I celebrate every woman today and EVERY MAN WHO AT ONE TIME OR THE OTHER HAVE BEEN SADDLED WITH THE ROLE OF MOTHERHOOD.

 

Happy International Women’s Day.

 

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DAC goes to school

MY BIRTHDAY IS LOADING.


The second edition of Demystify Abuse Campaign is set to change lives, make impacts and add value.
Rape happens every day and it’s still leaving indelible and painful marks in the lives and hearts of many.
I still hurt each time I hear that another girl or guy have been raped and abused.
Yesterday, I cried bitterly at work. I cried because more and more victims are being recorded.
Continue reading “DAC goes to school”

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Demystify Abuse: The Genesis

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On the 16th of November 2016, armed robbers came visiting and with them came their shame and their display of shallow mindedness. After robbing, they stooped the lowest form of humanity and with their guns pointed to my head, they raped me, hoping to bring my life to a halt or even disastrous end. But they did not succeed.

Next morning, I went through all the medical sessions I was to go through and all the counseling sessions I was to receive.

On the 2nd of December, I believed it was time to push a long time dream, Continue reading “Demystify Abuse: The Genesis”