To Stop Violence Against Women

Violence against women and girls is pathetic. It occurs in Nigeria and across all groups and classes, affecting 1 in 3 women in their lifetime.

At Stand up for Women Society (SWS), we lawfully stand against, discourage and stop domestic violence. Domestic violence, rape and other forms of sexual violence, female genital mutilation, early and forced marriage, economic control, coercion and emotional abuse which always happens to women should be eradicated from a modern society like today.

Violence violates women’s fundamental human rights, often with devastating consequences like loss of dignity, loss of sound health, loss of education and many more. In countries where there is no law against domestic violence,  women’s average life expectancy is typically shorter than men’s. Many women have lost their lives due to sexual violence, domestic violence and rape,

Violence also has a negative impact on individual women’s livelihoods: the earnings of women in their jobs may be loss in cause take days or months to attend to severe injuries or wounds during violence against women.

Women spend at least so much times more than men on unpaid care and domestic work, cooking, cleaning, fetching water and firewood and caring for children, the sick and the elderly. This work is essential to life and makes any other work possible but remains invisible and unappreciative. And these have affected the income and savings of women that may cater for their daily expenses and financial success.

The global gender pay gap stands higher. Women belonging to ethnic minorities and uneducated women face even more discrimination for the work they can access and how much they are paid. Standup for Women Society (SWS) understands where shoes pinches women, therefore make it important that women are empowered to have financial and economic power.