Wife of the governor of Lagos State, Bolanle Ambode has urged women to pay due attention to their health and speak out against social vices, like domestic violence, child abuse, rape and teenage pregnancy.
She gave the charge at the Lagos Women’s Forum at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, organized to address issues of women’s health and recurring social vices in the society.
Mrs Ambode condemned the high rate 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: “Importantly too, we would be examining the rights of women under the law, in the face of persistent social problems. When we know our rights, we can speak better and act better, to protect ourselves if and when those circumstances arise.”
She reminded the women of their natural role as mothers and coordinators of the family unit, which according to her, imposed on them the salient responsibility of bringing up their children in the most decent way for a decent and moral society.