Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, a day where women are recognized all over the world for their achievements in ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic, political and other notable achievements . As an advocate for vulnerable women and children in my community, I use this opportunity to call on women from every corner of life to appreciate their creation and creator.
This is a time for the women folk to thank God for their different destinies, this is also a moment to look within and appreciate the Heroines of the past and present.At this time, I remember great women like Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, Mary Slessor, Mother Theresa , Mama Ekundayo , Chief Mrs Victoria Oni and of course many other women I consider as living heroes; Mrs. Adedoyin of Heart of Gold Hospice and Pastor Mrs. Adamolekun of Jesus Kids. These two women in particular has dedicated their time and lives to “left to die children” I remember Hilary Clinton , Michelle Obama and quite a number of other notable women making indelible changes in various ways.
Their contributions in many ways have made various positive changes in the lives of women and children today. Gender is not a barrier; women are born with potentials, talents, and capacities and virtues to excel in various fields and endeavors.The world of the female gender is not limited, we should be able to explore our world and be a star whenever we find ourselves, be it in Science, Arts , Technology, Medicine, Creative Arts and other disciplines.
As women, we should disregard and discourage phrases like “women are the enemies of themselves” rather we should be co -laborers with one another and of course work with the men to make the world a better place , we should reach out for the best in our fields and careers to enhance others positively.
No woman is a mistake but we are God’s special breed wonderfully and beautifully created. Today I say arise and shine, Daughters of Zion, no limitations, no setback, no boundaries. Whenever we find ourselves, we should say NO to oppression of any type and encourage women empowerment at all levels.
Women should be progressives at all levels, saying No to #Childabuse #Peadophiles #ENDFGM #SayNODomesticviolence #SayNOEarlychildmarriage #SayNOFGM