Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has advised women to unite and pursue common goals that would help better their lot in society.
Senator Ewhrudjakpo gave the advice when members of Stand Up For Women Society paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Yenagoa.
He said the issue of disunity among women does not help the fight against discrimination targeted at women and the girl child.
While noting that discrimination against women did not start today, he said all stakeholders should synergize in the struggle to eliminate violence and other dehumanizing practices against women.
Senator Ewhrudjakpo noted that a lot could be achieved if women make concerted efforts in this regard, and called for an attitudinal change in the area of giving preference to their male children at the expense of the females.
He assured the Stand Up For Women Society of government’s readiness to partner them through the State Ministry of Women Affairs, and to support their programmes.
Earlier in their separate presentations, the Zonal Coordinator for South South, Mrs. Timinepre Jumbo Idoko, and the Bayelsa Chairperson, Ms Eunice Nnachi, said the Stand Up For Women Society was formed to promote the welfare and interest of women and children in the country.
They said as a non-governmental organization, they were quite impressed with what the Prosperity Government was doing in Bayelsa, and called on the people to support the government’s policies and programmes to succeed.