A fight against the abuse of the girl child

CHINAGOROM OGECHI THERESA
Posted June 4, 2020 from Nigeria

Recently in Nigeria, and in many other countries of the world, women have been experiencing series of abuse, both domestically and in public places, from both the society and people we call our loved ones. How long should this continue? How long are we going to keep being silent about this matter? Are we going to sit down and allow all our women to be abused before something is done about the situation? The rape cases, the insults as a result of barrenness, the refusal of women to assume political offices, the refusal of women to receive formal education in some tribes, the degrading of women in our societies, the refusal to let our voices be heard. Its time we did something about these. Bodies need to established and agencies set up to combat these. We shouldn't mind if we'll all be called feminists, special forces need to be put together for this,  we must ensure that our lives are valued and we are treated equally in our societies. 

The Girl child matters

Fight for women

Equal rights for all

Rape must end

We must all live

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Jill Langhus
Jun 05
Jun 05

Hello Theresa,

Welcome to World Pulse! Thanks for sharing your powerful, first post. I agree that a lot of work needs to be done, and there are a few crucial areas to address. What is your biggest concern? I'm looking forward to hearing more about what your passionate about, whether you own a NGO, and what your primary goals are.

Laetitia Shindano
Jun 06
Jun 06

Chère Thérèse,

Merci pour la lutte que tu mènes contre toutes formes de violences envers les filles et les femmes dans ton milieu.

Courage. Tu n'es pas seule.

Laetitia

Busayo Obisakin
Jun 06
Jun 06

Thank you so much my Sister for sharing this, I was so angry today that I had to release a video that is already circulating round Nigeria now. Enough of this rape and killing of Girl's child

Thanks Busayo. The fight against this abuse is a fight we all have to participate in. Thanks for releasing the video. Stay safe.

Thelma obani 2020
Jun 07
Jun 07

Welcome to world pulse.
Thanks for sharing . The sudden cases of Rape is on the increase, we need to remind the world that the girl child matters

The world really needs that reminder. That the girl child is also important for world development. We need special care and safety. Thanks Thelma

Chi8629
Jun 07
Jun 07

Thank you for sharing Beautiful.Please stay safe.

Beth Lacey
Jun 08
Jun 08

This makes so much sense. Thanks for sharing

Julie Desai
Jun 09
Jun 09

I agree that there is so much to be done but we stay united and we work together. Stay strong

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 13
Jun 13

The girl child needs protection, women too. Everyone needs protection and we need to raise our voices. Thanks for this wake-up call.

Chinyere Kalu
Jun 13
Jun 13

Well said Ogechi. These whole abuse have to stop. And women have to be the ones to come together to say enough is enough. No one will do it for us .None will give women anything or a chance on a platter of gold. We must go for it.Women supporting women .The way to go.

Nab
Jul 23
Jul 23

Thanks for sharing