The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON, has emphasized the need for women and girls to speak up when sexually exploited, abused or violated as this will not only help them access help and heal, but give others the confidence to speak up.
The First Lady made the call while speaking at the special prayers organized by the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone Dr Fatima Madda Bio in honour of survivors of sexual exploitation, abuse and violence.
This was part of activities marking the United Nations Day of Prevention of, and Healing from Child Exploitation, Abuse and Violence.
“Women, speak up because your voice can help others”.
“When women stand together in freedom and speak their minds, they would remember that Fatima Madda Bio walked this path”.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu pointed out that the commemoration of the UN Day is not just a day of freedom for only Sierra Leone but Africa as a whole.
She commended the First Lady of Sierra Leone for the commitment, dedication and hard work she put into seeing that the day is a reality.
Earlier in her remarks, the host, Dr Fatima Madda Bio pointed out that abusing women and girls is cowardly and should be eliminated using all possible legal and legislative means.
“As First Lady, I do not work for politics, but humanity, to give our best and we want to be remembered as those who changed the narrative in Sierra Leone”.
The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Julius Madda Bio assured that his country remains committed to eliminating all barriers being faced by girls and women so they can actualize their potentials.