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Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria President says indecent dressing is primary cause of rape

The CWO president therefore urged mothers to watch out for their young girls and their mode of dressing

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Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria

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President of the Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria (CWO), Ngozi Chukwuji, has said the increase in cases of rape is as a result of improper dressing among women in the society.

Mrs. Chukwuji said clothes which expose sensitive areas of the female body provoke sexual urge, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

She therefore urged mothers to watch out for their young girls and their mode of dressing, even while going to school, adding that it would discourage sexual provocation.

The CWO President said, “What we are facing in our society is really amazing, even some of us that are married, the way we dress does not portray us as good mothers or good parents.

“So, we’ve been talking to our women, if you have a tailor that sews, you should be able to cover your body very well.

“Decency matters, while a lot of rapists are outside, its the way we dress, that attracts these people to us, our manners, our dressing portrays our manners, our dressing brings out the way we are.

“In the actual fact, our mode of dressing will show who we really are from our homes, our children should be able to imitate we the mothers.

“Because you cannot correct a child when you are not dressing well, it doesn’t make sense.

“If you have a daughter that is not dressing well and you as a mother you are not showing good example, its because you are not doing the right thing.”

She emphasized on the need for mothers to do the right thing as most of the time a girl's mode of dressing speaks to the public on how she should be treated.

“Most cases in the church, you see us asking somebody,’what are you putting on?’

“Can’t you dress well even if we are going for a party, that decency matters a lot.

“We should not expose our body, it’s a sacred place.

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