By John Tega
African women seen as mothers of civilization have been enjoined to live above cultural and societal limitations at all times to enable them impact citizens positively.
This clarion call was made recently by Stephanie Odik, a Media Assistant to the Guber candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, during an interview with journalists in her home town Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria.
Stephanie who frowned frantically against child molestation, rape, teenage pregnancy, amongst others, said it was a barbaric and evil act enacted on women that may demoralize and damage women mentally or otherwise or probably destroy the dreams and aspirations of an individual.
In light of the above, she encouraged all women not to give up in any situation they find themselves and use every opportunity to learn, adding that no matter how much mistakes they make in life they must see it as stepping stone and forge ahead.
Continuing, she urged women to know that it is never too late to learn and improve themselves.
“When you stop learning, you start dying,” she added.
Stephanie appealed to Non-Governmental Agencies (NGOs) and other organizations to support women and fight against child marriage, rape, molestation amongst others and endeavour to educate/re-orientate women in all aspects of life, especially the victimized ones, helping them to know their rights as citizens.