solidarity with UNFPA’s position, some called for stiffer punishment for perpetrators of GBV and HTPs to serve as deterrent to others.
country because of either the lack of political will to checkmate it or the silence conspiracy.
He explained that some married men also forcefully have sex with their wives when the women were not ready, “especially during the COVID-19 lockdown.
bias against daughters in favour of sons as widespread, said such practices were capable of causing profound and lasting trauma, and rob girls of their rights to reach their full potential.
emergency — the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a form of harmful traditional practice, FGM reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women.
“Many girls are subjected to untold sexual violations with the full consent of their parents who misplace it with good intentions.”
Women empowerment and financial independence are also very important in the eradication of harmful practices, while male support and promotion of the rights of the girl-child will also contribute to its eradication.
There is also the need to involve community and religious leaders in target population to disabuse their minds on harmful traditional practice and hence abolish the practices. (NANFeatures)
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