By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Kwara State chapter of Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) on Tuesday lend their voices against violence, molestation and forcefully having carnal knowledge of girls and women in Nigeria.
The Association commenced the sensitization exercise at Saint Anthony Secondary school, Ilorin, where hundreds of students were enjoined to never indulge in the wicked acts.
The Kwara State Chairperson of the Association, Mrs Ayobola Olupinla urged the students to be sensitive, dress properly, be friends with their parents and open up to them in case they observed any sexual harassment or strange attitude from the male counterparts.
Olupinla urged the students to face their studies squarely so as to be successful, adding that once they are mature enough, sexual relationship would happen with their spouses.
Similarly, the immediate past chairperson of the Association, Hajia Binta Mora told the students to report any sexual harassment to their parents or anybody they can confide in.
She urged them to shun any threatening statement from the male counterparts targeted at shutting them up after been molested.
In her remarks, the Secretary of Association, Mrs Fatima Rasheed urged the future leaders, wife and mothers to say no to violence against girls, women and rape.
The Members of the Association walked with placards and distribution of handbills with different inscription such as; “Stop violence against girls and women, Say no to rape,” Girls are colourful, stop that Rapist from dimming their colours among others.
The sensitization possession started at Offa Road, State High Court road and Post Office-Central Bank Road within Ilorin metropolis where people such as traders, motorcyclists, civil servants were addressed on the physical and emotional dangers of girls and women violence as well as rape.