16 days of activism: Dr Ackson calls for joint efforts against violen

26Nov 2020
Joseph Mwendapole
Dodoma
The Guardian
16 days of activism: Dr Ackson calls for joint efforts against violen

NATIONAL Assembly deputy speaker Dr Tulia Ackson has called upon men across the country to stop harassing women and girls but rather respect and support them to achieve their development goals.

Officiating at an event organised by Women in Law and Development Africa (WiLDAF), in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Dr Tulia urged the general public to join efforts in the battle against violence on women.

She called on the society to respect girls and women and stop subjecting them to harassment and sexual violence which is against human rights.

She said women who have been appointed to different decision-making organs have demonstrated capacity and efficiency, like their male-counterparts, saying time is ripe for the society to get rid of negative attitudes towards women.

“Why harass women; they also feel pain. There are no justifiable reasons to continue beating women simply because of their vulnerability,” she insisted........epaper.ippmedia.com