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Mothering Sunday: Mrs Obiano recommends inclusiveness as panacea for gender-based violence

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WIFE of Anambra State Governor and founder, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme) has called on women to promote the culture of tolerance and inclusiveness as a means of stopping the reoccurring incidence of gender-based violence in the society.

  She made the appeal in a message to Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) in commemoration of Mothering Sunday, signed by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to Anambra State Governor, Mr Emeka Ozumba.

  “Everybody is called to be tolerant of one another and to promote equal access to opportunities and resources to everyone both in the family and at community level. Above all, communication is key to building mutual understanding and bonding among couples. Thus with mutual respect, we are able to diffuse tension that arises from minor misunderstanding which if not properly managed, leads to outbreak of regrettable violence.

  The governor’s wife observed that the theme of the Catholic Mothering Sunday 2021: “The Role Of Women in Eliminating Discrimination and Gender-based Violence,” is very apt because it recognises the central role of mothers in re-enforcing good values in order to check all forms of discrimination and gender-based violence.

  She advocates the deepening of relationship with children at home by making conscious effort at being their friend rather than someone they dread as well as holding regular discussion and sharing fun times.

  She commended the Anambra State Government’s inclusive approach which has ensured the accommodation of all shades of opinion and recognition of women in the scheme of things with many in positions of authority.

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