Aguyo Hellen Okello
As the Women prepare to celebrate International Women’s Day next week on Monday, the RDC Amuria Lilian Ayal has asked women to engage in different economic activities to enable them save money to invest.
According to her an economically empowered woman stands at a safer side compared to their counterparts who are vulnerable to economic violence.
She says sometimes women think of much money to kick start yet any money one saves can start a business then grow gradually.
Ayal notes with concern that many girls have fallen prey to heartless men who have lured them into early sex and marriage leading to teen pregnancies which was exacerbated by the novel Corona virus.
She has urged teen mothers to take heart and give themselves good care as they wait to win the babies and return to school.
According to Ayal such girls should be given another chance adding that their future is still bright except they need to be encouraged and guided.
Meanwhile, she has appreciated girls who have kept themselves throughout the hard times of COVID 19 and asked them to be patient as the government gradually opens schools and they go back to continue with their academics.
Ayal further cautioned the men on GBV saying Eastern and the Northern regions in Uganda are currently leading in the barbaric vise.
She asks men to stop perpetuating any form of GBV on women and girls because women are very important in the world hence they should be cared for with tender love.
The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge’. This states that the women are responsible for their own thoughts and actions every day and they challenge the world every day. The theme further signifies that women can choose to challenge gender bias and inequality in the world .