Female Inheritance in South East Nigeria

otahelp
Posted November 27, 2019 from Nigeria
classic royal ladies after the engagement
classic royal members after the engagment
classic royal members after the engagment (1/1)

My organisation Our Lady of Perpetual Help(OLPHI) started the #16daysActivism against #GenderBasedViolence engagement with Classic Royal Ladies of Nigeria. One prominent testimony stood out during our sharing. A father who is still alive shared his assets and made sure his female children were part of the inheritance. He gave them choice properties and the sons kicked and fought but the Father stood his grounds. According to the Father, the daughters have been of immense support to him over time. Eventually the sons backed down and accepted the sharing. We know about sons preference over female children. Harmful widowhood practices. In continuation we had a Beauty Enhancement Skill Training - Gele Tying Skill. It was fun #FemaleGenitalMutilation #IStandWithHer #GenerationEquality let's #OrangeTheWorld let's close #GenderGaps #SupportiveFather #He4She join us to make #PowerImbalance a thing of the past

 

My Committment

i will continue with my organisations action plan for this 16days in engaging women, girls and men on the need for us all to put an end to gender based violence.

i will be engaging both urban and rural communities. School based activities and using the media to engage more people. i intend to employ the use of social media to popularise #IStandWithHer hashtag for our world pulse community. We must #OrangeTheWorld, collectively drive #GenerationEquality and close up the #GenderGaps and above all #StandAgainstRape in all ramification. Women and Girls should stop the silence and break out. The silence is supporting perpetrators, fuelling their evil minds and drive their pervertness.

Constant Engagement will give more voice to Gender based violence. At all the engagements i have had recently the contributions from callers have been more horrible that what we think. Nigeria have officially announced that 2 million are raped annually. this number are reported cases what of the ones that go unreported for fear of reprisal attack?

This story was submitted in response to #IStandWithHer.

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Anita Shrestha
Nov 28, 2019
Nov 28, 2019

Dear Sis
Thank you very much for sharing

Lisbeth
Nov 28, 2019
Nov 28, 2019

Dear Ota...,
This is a nice colourful picture. Please are you among them?
I loved your dressing.
Thanks very much for sharing to support our campaign dumb #istanwithher
Have a great weekend and take care of yourself

Hugs

Jill Langhus
Nov 29, 2019
Nov 29, 2019

Hello Dear Ota,

How are you doing, dear? What colorful and lovely orange outfits you have:-) What is Gele Tying, dear? Can you write about it and show us?! Oh, wow:-( That's a horribly staggering stat! I hear you on the unreported ones.

Keep up the great work, dear!

Hope you're doing well, and that you have a good weekend, too!

XX

otahelp
Nov 29, 2019
Nov 29, 2019

Jill, gele tying is learning the different styles in the head gear we are wearing in the picture. It is called gele or head-tie or head-gear depending on the one you chose. There are different styles to it. So after our discussion and experience sharing one of us taught us how to make one if the styles. Thank you for taking interest in the gele.

otahelp
Nov 29, 2019
Nov 29, 2019

Yes Lisbeth, I am in the picture. 2nd from the right hand on the first picture and first from the right in the second picture. Thank you for taken interest in my short story of how #IStandWithHer

otahelp
Nov 29, 2019
Nov 29, 2019

I appreciate Anita. Thank you

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 01, 2019
Dec 01, 2019

Hello, Otahelp,

I love what you are wearing! You look like royal women. Thank you for participating in the #IStandWithHer campaign and sharing your commitment to women.

Ekitah
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hello Otahelp!
Thanks for sharing this great job you women are doing nout there. Courage! Continue with one spirit. We need more women like you.

Dr Jackie
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Hi Ota....welcome on WP and thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures and also what you are doing for our women and girls. The world needs more angels like you. Keep doing what you do.
Warmly
Jackie

lizzymark
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Great sis,this is a beautiful initiative and timely too. Every part of Nigeria needs to know and hear this. Thanks for shearing and keep the good work on together we are possible against any barrier.

lizzymark
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Keep on the good work sis,its beautiful what you are doing.Thanks for shearing.