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Ambode’s wife charges women to speak out against domestic violence

Ambode’s wife charges women to speak out against domestic violence
Wife of the governor of Lagos State, Bolanle Ambode

Wife of the governor of Lagos State, Bolanle Ambode, yesterday urged women to speak out against domestic violence, child abuse, rape and teenage pregnancy, among other vices.

She gave the charge at a women’s forum organised by her, at the Police College, GRA, Ikeja, to address issues of women’s health and recurring social vices in the society.

According to her, "health is wealth’ they say, because good health is the gate way to everything. To have good health, we need to take care of our body, mind and soul.

"It is when we have good health that we can run around for business, take care of our homes, our children or engage in political activities. When we have sound health, we can better attend to all issues and concerns."

The governor’s wife who condemned the high rate of prevalence of social nuisance in the society, told the women to boldly voice out their discontent against domestic violence, child abuse, rape and teenage pregnancy.

She described the attitude as barbaric and unacceptable in civilized climes, charging women to seek to know their rights under the law, to shun silence and be vocal voices for their own cause.

Mrs Ambode said it was unfortunate that 23 years after the Beijing Declaration, women were still facing many health-cum-social problems.

She urged Lagos women to embrace sustainable advocacy and take conscious action on matters concerning their health and how they were treated by the society at large.

"We should no longer be stereotyped into silence but become vocal advocates for improved health delivery system and social justice for women in Lagos State and the country.

Mrs Ambode, however, appealled to all women to join hands with the government in the battle against dogmas inimical to healthy lifestyle, social malaise of domestic violence, child abuse, rape and teenage pregnancy.
Ambode’s wife charges women to speak out against domestic violence

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