Emmanuel Oluwakorede, Lokoja
As part of its efforts to raise awareness against gender-based violence, a Civil Society Organisation, Connected Development has taken advocacy to schools in the Central Senatorial District of Kogi State.
Speaking during the Advocacy to Queen of Apostle’s College, Okene, Chief Executive of the Civil Society Organisation, Hamzat Lawal explained that it was imperative to educate the women so as to get more females involved to champion issues that affect women in health, education and governance among others.
He called on government to further create the atmosphere that support more women in governance and positions of authority.
Hamzat decried the rising cases of violence against women and girl Child as he urged them to speak out, take their education seriously to end out of school syndrome and tackle poverty.
Also Speaking, one of the Executives of the CSO, Miss Seun Durojaiye while explaining period puberty, stressed the need for the young girls to have a clean menstrual health.
Principal of Queens of Apostle’s College, Okene, Mrs Adinoyi Mary Ovayoza expressed appreciation for the rear visit which she said would boost the sense of belonging for the students.
The CSO further distributed dignity kits to over 100 senior students of the college.