The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has charged the students of Ekiti State University to desist from acts capable of promoting Gender-Based Violence in the institution.
Erelu Fayemi made the
call at a one-day workshop themed: Gender Based Violence, GBV and Sexual Harassment
in Tertiary Institutions: The Way Forward. The workshop was held at the main
auditorium of the university.
Mrs. Fayemi told the students that GBV destroys women and the girl-child’s life which in most cases causes them to have low self esteem.
She added that the Ekiti state Government organised the workshop in order to prevent tragedy and also put up stronger and stricter laws against GLB in the state.
The first lady emphasized that women should not be treated as second class citizens because what is good for the men is also good for the women.
The Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Prof. Edward Olanipekun, in his remarks, admonished the students to stay away from any gender-based violence in the institution and promised to make the citadel of learning free from any form of abuse and ensure zero-tolerance for sexual harassment in the university. He further promised to support the promotion of zero tolerance for gender based violence in the institution.