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Uwaila: Nigerian Girls Whose Fathers Beat Their Mothers Likely to Experience Violent Marriage – UNICEF

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Jude Johnson

The UNICEF has called for the end of violence against women in marriages, adding that such acts creates similar trend amongst families.

UNICEF tweeted about this on Wednesday, calling on Nigerians to ensure end to violence against women and girls.

This is coming in the wake of the outrage that greeted the rape and subsequent murder of 100 level student of University of Benin, Edo State, Ms Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, while studying inside a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Parish.

The UN agency stressed that the psychological effect of (girls) witnessing violence at home, may influence their families in the future.

UNICEF added that Nigerian girls should call for help, if they are having such experience.

To this end, UN urged women not to be silent about it.

“Nigerian women whose fathers beat their mothers, are twice as likely to experience spousal violence themselves, than women whose fathers did not beat their mothers.

“ENDviolence against women and girls now!,” UN Nigeria, tweeted.


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