Madam Fatu Coleman (left) and the Peace Hut (right) Under Construction
The President of a women’s group, under the banner: “Women under the Peace Hut” in Weala Margibi County, has admonished women to engage in undertaking that would impact their lives, rather than roaming the streets unnecessarily.
In an interview with reporters on November 20, 2015 at the peace hut in Weala recently, Madam Fatu Coleman also called on women to take interest in business and avoid the dependency on their male counterparts, noting that there were other things women can do to make their lives progressive than being in the streets.
Fatu Coleman indicated that women who fail to engage in positive ventures to improve their lives always become liabilities on their husbands and others just to survive.
“I just want to tell my friends- women, to stop bringing confusion in the community; stop moving up and down – you woman, sit with one man; don’t go-so, go-so and don’t be on the prostitution list. I will advise you to stop and come in the market here and get your table to sell; don’t depend on man, man will leave you, but your market will not leave you – come let us make things better and with the help of the UN Women, we can grow fast,” she cautioned women.
Madam Coleman however, urged men to stop using their female counterparts as slaves through the various types of domestic violence. Meanwhile, the UN Women has embarked on the construction of a US$3,000.00 modern Peace Hut for the women group in Weala, aimed at providing a wider space for the group.
The construction of the hut, according to the group’s president, comes in the wake of an appeal to UN Women for a conducive environment to accommodate up to 200 women during meetings.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. from Margibi-Edited by George Barpeen