August Meeting: Enugu Deputy Chief Whip Asks Women to Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

As part of efforts to engage her constituents, the Deputy Chief Whip of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Obiajulu Princess Ugwu, is participating in the 2023 August Meeting in the nine wards of the Enugu South Rural Constituency.

She will also tour not less than thirteen churches in her Constituency to interact with women on different issues affecting their welfare and wellbeing.

Speaking when she participated in one of such Meeting at the St. Gabriel Catholic Church One-day Enugu, Ugwu asked the women to join hands in fighting against gender-based violence (GBV) in the area and the state at large.

She asked them to speak up as well as take action that would ensure that violence perpetuated against women are eradicated, warning however that keeping quite would further increase the menace.

The lawmaker mentioned the GBV to include sexual molestation and abuse, harmful widow practices, discrimination and others, noting that they consists violation of the human rights.

Ugwu encourage the women at the meeting to join politics, in order to participate in formulating policies and programmes that would protect and promote their interest in the governance of the state.

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She asked them to discard the notion that politics is a dirty game or met solely for men, adding that having such notion would further deprive women the opportunity to occupy sensitive positions in the state.

The lawmaker stressed that the August Meeting affords her a golden opportunity to identify with the women, who she admitted supported her immensely in the last 2023 election.

Ugwu pledged to ensure that the voices of women in Enugu South Rural Constituency are heard at the State House of the Assembly through hers.

The Deputy Chief Whip also participated in Holy Trinity Catholic Church Umuonu’s August Meeting.

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