Educate the boys on GBV

Joshua Oyedele
Posted January 1, 2021 from Nigeria
Title: the struggle of an African woman Medium: charcoal on cartridge paper YOP: 2020 The artwork depict Africa map, a stick drawing of some daily routine of most African women and another scene where a woman is been assaulted.

I can remember some month back a woman somewhere in Nigeria. when she wayke up, she cooks, wash, prepare her children for school. After which she set out to go sell her goods in a wheelbarrow. Because of the fact that she was working her husband refuse to perform his duties. And seldomly get beating. My roommate and I render prayers to their family as that was the only thing we could do to intervene. Then I kept wondering and asking some rhetorical questiona, what is this man thinking?, What is the problem with an hardworking woman? Who has taught him what he believed? And on and on.

Let's educate our boys, let tell them any violence against a woman is a Crime/sin, let them know that is not wrong to have an hardworking woman, let them know that men can end violence only if they want to.

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jomarieb.earth
Jan 01
Jan 01

Dear Joshua,
Yes, boys must be taught. It will take time unfortunately, because the adults that are misbehaving today were taught by the adults of yesterday. Your generation is the premiere possibility that can make a difference now. And any generation hereafter. The time is now. Especially since you are able to articulate this cause. Then you can communicate it to as many young men and young women as possible. Women are also the culprits in rearing the manchild incorrectly. Too often little boys are pedestolled and highly worshipped. Too often they are the mini king of a single parent household, and papa is a rolling stone. Both genders are to blame for the miseducation of the manchild. We all have work to do. Thanks so much for sharing my brother. I hope we get this right soon.
Sis hug...JoMarie

buky_2
Jan 01
Jan 01

That is true

Joshua Oyedele
Jan 02
Jan 02

Very profound ma. Women are also culprit

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 01
Jan 01

Dear Joshua,
You have spoken strong words, words that as many as possible need to hear from you. It is men like you, of all ages, to speak out about the unjustness, the cruelty of violence against women, and the need for immediate change. I am glad that you want to educate boys. If boys are educated on this, it can change in one generation. Men of all ages need to speak out and help stop this violence and assumption that women do all the free labour. Good to have you here with us. I hope you can make your voice heard in your community.

buky_2
Jan 01
Jan 01

Very true

Joshua Oyedele
Jan 02
Jan 02

I sure will, we can make impact together. Thanks for your words of en-courage-ment ❤️❤️

buky_2
Jan 01
Jan 01

I agree with you sir. Recently, i meet some boys between the ages of 10 -16 in Lagos Oke Afa. I was moved because they have limited knowledge of how the world is , they have already gone into different groups. I meet them in a event I went to anchor and i promised them i would come back to see them and brings things for them.
You should see the cloths they wore for a Christmas party . Boys need more love and help. If they are helped early they would stand out.
God help us all

Joshua Oyedele
Jan 02
Jan 02

Thanks sis buky_2. They sure will stand out. We all we do God works and he will breathe on our works.

anita shrestha
Jan 02
Jan 02

nice brother

Joshua Oyedele
Jan 04
Jan 04

Thanks anita