By David Peter, Calabar
His Excellency, Ambassador Agim Godwin Apple, Founder, Human Right Watch and Youths Empowerment Foundation, a dully registered Non-governmental Organisation with a core objective on humanitarian activities to the Discriminated ones in the societies.
The Foundation, commemorate with the First Lady of Cross river State, Dr. Mrs Linda Ayade, on the global celebration as peg, International Women’s Day, slated for March 8, 2020.
The Founder and President of the Human Right Foundation, His Excellency, Ambassador Agim Godwin Apple, was ably represented by the State National Coordinator, Prof. Florence Undiyaundeye and the state Coordinator, Mrs. Kate Agba Ajibike.
Mrs. Kate, addressing participants, she flashed her high potential of seriousness and dedication to the Foundation as well, exploring the statutory functions and responsibilities to the state.
Speaking, on behalf of the President and Founder of the Foundation, Human Right Watch.
The National Coordinator, Prof. Florence Undiyaundeye said, “The President is directly handling order concerned activities in Finland, assures within a short time he will be in Calabar to discuss the issues of the rehabilitation of street Children with the state government to see that the children could enjoy their Rights according to the United Nations Conventions of 2014 which Nigeria equally adopted”.
Prof. Florence added that, “The torrent of women abuse has gained a wild momentum and it spreads across every length and breath of the world like a harmattan fire. “It is unarguably a fact that one in three women and girls worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner”.
She further said, “A lot of these heinous crimes have been washed down the drain through justice miscarriages. “Hundreds of millions of women and girls alive today were married off while still children. “Many were exposed to violence, forced from school and pushed into premature parenthood”.
Continuing, “But a voice cries in the wilderness, asking how long shall we continue laboring our women as slaves. “It’s that time of the year again to speak up for women’s rights! To show the world that we must make this world of ours a generation Equality one, and this we can truly achieve by a strong solidarity”.
She also appeal to the women in the state to use the spirit of the global celebration of the International Women’s Day to provide a shoulder for others to lean on.
“The International Women’s Day is an opportunity we should all use our platforms to empower each other and support women everywhere who are mobilizing for an equal future and better tomorrow”. She ended, by cheering Happy Women’s Day to women in the state”.
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