by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Restoring the dignity of a woman among other salient feminine issues dominated discussion at the 2021 edition of “The Worth of a Woman” programme organized by a Non-Governmental Organisation, ‘Zamani Foundation,’ on Friday in Kaduna state.
During the cerebration, which held at its Foundation Hall in Sabon Tasha area of the state, participants – mostly women – stressed the need for the restoration of the dignity of women for a better society.
Charged with Advocates for Peace, Development and Less Privileged, the foundation is of the views that a woman would earn more dignity and respect of a man when she’s able to put something on the table to add value to family life.
Speaking during the ceremony, amidst women and mothers of high value and virtues, the founder of the NGO, Mrs. Talatu Zamani-Henry, said they realised that some people did not know their worth as a woman after years of counselling on sexual and gender-based violence, therapy and empowerment programmes with women.
She said, from counseling, therapy and empowerment programme centre setup, they came to realise that many women were part of the core reasons for all sexual and gender-based violence on them because they were unable to know their worth and how to go for it in life.
According to her, the theme, ‘The Worth of a Woman,’ is “any habit of women that is devoid of an act of disrespect to the opposite sex,” adding that the programme is a yearly event where mothers are brought together in the month of March to celebrate and educate themselves on their worth and how to restore their dignity.
Women, including the former federal lawmaker, Florence Aya, Mrs Adama Gambo, Mrs Elizabeth Okafor, Mrs Comfort Bangoje N, Maureen Douglas, Ladi Sa’idu Dogo and several other women, who featured in the event, conceded that “Mothers are natural leaders. Their God-given leadership does not, however, exempt them from doing something that would add value to life.”
They also concurred that even though, it may amount to disrespect to spouses in the event of severe disagreement over why the woman should not put hand in any job, women could persevere by making the man to understand and see reasons to start with something little at home or use Android handset to do business and make money even on bed, than to quit the marriage as a result.
According to them, nature had designed it that one may leave before the other, saying, in the event of death, either of the two should be able to have the capability to carry the family’s burden to the later.
Parts of the highlights of this year’s celebration was dancing to the music of “Sweet Mother” by the founder, her mother, Mrs Zamani, and all other virtuous women, who attended the accession.