By Fatima Muraina
Restoration Of The Dignity of Womanhood, (ROTTDOW), a non governmental organisation has advocated for the review of existing obnoxious laws on gender based violence in Nigeria.
The Chief Executive Officer of the NGO based in Ondo State, Mrs. Olabisi Omolona observed that women sexual right is equally human rights which must be respected.
Omolona who spoke with The Hope in an interview when the world marked the international day for the elimination of violence against women and the girls equally said review of the jail term for a rape convict to life imprisonment is yet to be enforced .
“We cannot jump protocol but we have not seen any convict being given life imprisonment in the state but have seen cases of people jailed for rape”, she noted.
She said there was need to go an extra mile to make a new advocacy visit to stakeholders for a review law and the need for enforcing those laws.
She highlighted the theme for this year’s International Day for the elimination of violence against women which is “Together We Can End Gender Based Violence In Education” with sub theme: “Leave No One behind”.
Omolona, observed the need for sex education in their early age to know their rights and what to do and how to take care of themselves.
Women sexual rights she said is equally human rights which should be respected saying women should be made to know their sexual rights to stop harassments from time to time.
“Most of the women are not ignorant about their rights but majority of them do not know their sexual rights, that is why they are being coarsed”, she expressed.
She called on the parents, particularly mothers to bring up their children in a godly way and know there whereabouts at any point in time while she said they should be mindful of the dresses they put on as well as the company of friends they keep to be on the safe side against any form of violence.