LA, Connecting Lens Task Traditional Rulers on Unpaid Care Work

By Denen AchussahLawyers Alert (LA) and Connecting Lens Initiative have tasked traditional rulers in Benue State to help engage their subjects on all inclusive unpaid care works.
The two not for profit organisations are collaborating on getting the both the boy and girl child involved in doing household chores.
Addressing the Sarkin Hausawa, Alh. Rayannu Sangami, at his Palace in Wadata and Zaki John Terfa Atongo of Tyô Dememkpe, the Project Coordinator of Unpaid Care Work, Wandoo Saanior, said sharing responsibility in household chores among boys and girls will reduce crime in the society.
She explained that traditional rulers, as custodians of culture and tradition have a big role to play in getting their subjects in moving away from the hitherto allocation of household chores to the girl child.
On her part, the Director, programmes, Lawyers Alert, Uneje Jerome, emphasised that when responsibilities are shared, achieving set goals is made much easier without undue pressure on others.
In their respective responses, the two chiefs assured of collaboration with the two organisations for the achievement of their goal.
Alh. Sangami, while admitting that household chores are mostly handed by the girl child however said, an increasing number of parents is getting their male children involved in household chores.
He was optimistic that with the collaboration, at least 75 per cent reality will be achieved.

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