How About The Family?

lizzymark
Posted November 21, 2019 from Nigeria

It downed on me that people who commit this violent act and abuse are from families. Does it mean that such people were or are abused in their families? Or is it that they are not taught how to respect each other and value others dignity? I keep wondering. And looking at my own country, community and local environment I came to a conclusion that about 90-97percent do not teach their children to respect the opposite sex or gender equality and so the child grows without out ant guide to that and so he/she treats the other with no regard.

Talk about the schools, what kind of education or enlightenment do our schools give to students and pupils about respect for each other and gender equality? Am certain that if the family, school and church is able to give this education early and consistently am sure we will achieve a great level of eradicating violence in the society. 

It is because of this taught that I have decided to #StandwithHer in my family, church and two schools to teach the people and children to say no to violence,during the 16days of the campaign against violence and human rights day.

#TOGETHERWESTANDAGAINSTGENDERVIOLENCE

This story was submitted in response to #IStandWithHer.

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Wusufor
Nov 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019

Hi Lizzy,
You have hit the nail on the head. It's all about the training they received home. If you thought to respect, it's stays with you.
And those are the kids that grew up as gentlemen. The rest forget!
How are you? Hope you are cool.
Take care

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Hello, Lizzy,

You are very observant of what is happening in your community and in your country. Thank you for raising your voice in solidarity with the #IStandWithHer campaign. Keep speaking up! Have a great weekend!

Ekitah
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Hello dear!
Educating our children on the respect for opposite sex is very important its true. But many of us don't know that. Some parents think when they start talking to the children at the young level they are telling the child what he is not supposed to know. Let's keep educating our children. Thanks for sharing.

Jill Langhus
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Hi Lizzy,

I agree with you and everyone... it is a lack of education of learning respect for others.

I hope you're doing well and having a great week, and that you have a great weekend, too!

XX

Anita Shrestha
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing

Beth Lacey
Dec 03, 2019
Dec 03, 2019

You are right- early education makes a big difference.

Omoh Virginie
Dec 09, 2019
Dec 09, 2019

Hi
Absolutely correct, most young people have no basic training with regards to gender equality, or relative respect to others. I applaud your courage on taking these responsibilities sister, together we are definitely stronger.

lizzymark
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Thank you dear.

Jane
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

My dear sister, you will be surprised, the some of these people are coming from good homes and family and never lack anything or even been harmed to such an extend to have a thought of inflicting that pain to other innocent people. As said a priest never raise another priest all we need is a prayer as a nation as well as support each other through this without being judgmental. Love and support goes a long way.

lizzymark
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

True sister, thank you for the kind words.