The Zamfara State First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Bello Matawalle has called on parents to caution their wards against indecent dressing in order to support fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the society.
Hajiya Aisha Matawalle gave the charge at a special preaching session for women held at State Ministry for Women and Children Affairs Gusau.
The preaching session was organized by office of the First Lady in collaboration with the Ministry for Women and Children Affairs as part of 2021 16 Days of Activism against GBV.
The first lady cautioned parents and guardians to train their children against indecent dressing in order to minimize sexual assault perpetrated on women and children in the state.
“As we all know, indecent dressing is one of the major causes of rape and other sexual violence related problems affecting women and girls.
“You should bring your children closer to you so as to understand their situation in case they are affected by one of the violence”, Hajiya Aisha Matawalle said.
The First Lady therefore commended the organisers of the preaching session and Ulamas who delivered sermons at the event for their selfless contribution.
She called on the women in the state to ensure judicious utilization of what they have listened from the preaching in their day to day activities.
In her welcome address the State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Dr Rabi Ibrahim Shinkafi appreciated the presence of the First Lady, her entourage and members of the state Steering Committee on GBV at the preaching session.
“This is one of the good qualities of the First Lady’s stewardship as a mother of all in the state.
“We will continue to partner with all relevant stakeholders to continue to educating women how to improve their lives”, Dr Ibrahim Shinkafi explained.
The State Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Sheikh Tukur Sani Jangebe while delivering a sermon said the preaching session will be a continuous process.
Jangebe urged parents to take care of their families as they would be accountable of what Allah has given them
He called on religious leaders and community leaders, men, women and youth to continue to support government in the fight against GBV in the society.
Zainab Shuaibu Abdullahi
Office of the First Lady