Supreme Family Entertainment International Initiative (SFEII), an NGO based in Badagry on Sunday led some civil society groups on a peaceful protest against incessant cases of rape in the country.
Speaking during the protest at Badagry roundabout, Joyce Andrew, Chief Executive Officer, SFEII, advised the youth to rise up and be self dependent.
“We want to also appeal to parents to train their children to dress decently, well covered, so that they will not be victims of rape,” she said.
She urged the Federal Government to empower jobless youths to avoid frustrations that might lead to crimes.
Ms. Kadiri Oluseyi, Director, Centre for Positive Health Organisation (CEPHO), also appealed to mothers to give their children sex education right from home.
“Sex education should be taught from age of 10, they should know their body parts, they should teach them the sensitive parts of their body.
“Don’t leave your girl child in the custody of a male or an uncle, if you do, you should ask your daughters questions when they are back,” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protesters marched to Badagry Local Government Secretariat, where Mrs Sewede Pot-Balogun, Coordinator, Badagry Women Development Forum (BWDF), addressed the group.
Pot-Balogun urged the foundation to loud the trumpet against rape.
“Personally I say no and we as mothers are saying no to rape. We are seeking justice for those affected already, we want justice for them.
“We, parents should speak out, the children should speak out, mothers should stand as security for their children, we condemn this act completely,” she said.
Mr Clifford Nwokoro, Legal Adviser, SFEII, said rape was not only violence, but a crime, pointing out that it was a very big sin against humanity.
“Once you teach your children about their sensitive parts that they should not expose to men, it will also make them less vulnerable,” Nwokoro said.
NAN reports that NGOs that other NGOs that participated included Centre for Positive Health Organisation (CEPHO), Glorious Foundation, Jessy Foundation, Hope for All and Sweet Blossom.
Others were Royal Zion, Calvary Voice, Ability in Disability, Asabi Foundation, Amazing Grace, Destiny, KC Foundation, Glover and Touching Lives.