Kehinde Awojola speaks to NAN on Violence Against Men

Miss Kehinde Awojola, Founder of the NGO, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that GYRIN received alarming reports from men after it launched its campaign on “No To Violence Against Men”.

Awojola said that scores of married men had since daily besieged her office to share unpleasant experiences being melted on them by their wives.

According to her, she received numerous calls from men who sought to know how they could deal with the way their wives were maltreating and taking up violence against them in their homes.

Awojola said the number of calls from men, sequel to the fallout of the awareness campaign at the Federal High Court, Jabi, in Abuja, where Maryam Sanda, the alleged killer of Bilyaminu Bello was being arraigned, were unimaginable.

NAN recalls that Awojola and her team led a protest at the FCT High court, Jabi, in December where the trial of Sanda took place.

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The GYRIN carried placards with inscriptions: “Say No to Violence Against Men” and “I endorse no to violence against men”, among others.

The founder of group said that it was obvious that a lot of men were experiencing domestic violence, adding that most of them decided to keep quiet because they do not know the way out.

She said that it was becoming imperative for wives to learn how to tolerate their husbands.

According to her, men were naturally polygamous in nature and they must be tolerated.

She noted that a lot have been heard about violence against women, leading to overwhelming support to arrest such ugly trend, but the men seem to be defenceless as no one was willing to help them.

“Most of the time, the advocacy has been for women while we assume males do not have any stake, but they have things they need to voice out,” Awojola said. (NAN)


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