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Domestic Violence NGO tasks religious organisations on marriage counseling

Zawaya said that religious bodies should counsel intending couples on financial management and anger control.

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Christian Women For Excellence and Empowerment in Nigerian Society (CWEEN), an NGO, has tasked religious organisations  on intensive marriage counselling to curb the high rate of domestic violence in the society.

The Coordinator, Mrs. Comfort Zawaya, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos.

Zawaya said that religious bodies should counsel intending couples on financial management and anger control which could curb the prevalence of broken homes.

“People should not base their marriages on wrong reasons like money, family connection but should be on understanding, similar values in life, love and compatibility.’’

According to her, a home of discord will affect the children and, invariably, the society.

The  official said attributes for mental, psychological support, education, love and good parenting should be included in marriage counseling to guard against domestic violence.

She said CWEENS launched a musical video during the 2017 women’s day celebration to sensitise women on their self worth and reject violence in any form.

NAN reports that the organisation has recorded 430 reports on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Plateau.

She added that it had a safe home where women and girls battered, raped or bedevilled by harmful widowhood practices could seek refuge in.

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