A women-based group, Women In Shelter and Environment has identified poverty as the major cause of marriage crashes in Nigeria. It therefors vows to empower women with vocational training.
President of the group, Ambassador Olamide Talabi made this declaration on Monday while addressing journalists during a courtesy visit to the Oyo State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Ademola Babalola.
Talabi who doubled as African Commisioner at the Office of the Mayor in the city of Newark, United States of America (USA) added that the group is ready to provide shelter, psycho-social and financial support for thousands of women who have been abused by their husbands.
She said that the aim of the group is to establish shelter for women who have been abused or passing through hard times in thier marriages across the country.
Talabi who flanked with other members of the group among whom were Monica Taiwo, Mrs. Caroline Adeneye and Mrs Nike Ajayi, noted that most marriages collapsed during to financial constraints of the couples to keep the family alive.
According to Talabi, many women who have been victimized, abused or molested in their marriages will find solace in the thr group, which would have branches across the country.
Talabi said, “Sometimes when the man that is bringing money to the home is not bringing the money again, there will be frictions in the family. So we want to empower these women also whereby they can take care of themselves”.
“We are going to have a shelter home for abused women. These are women that are going through a lot of domestic violence at home, these are women that cannot take care of themselves, mentally, psychologically and financially.
“So, the goal is to have them in the house, empower them, we have vocational training there, where they will learnt trade, we have tailoring, we have bead making, we have so many things that they can learn and go back to the world. Just to empower them.
“Women can also support thier husbands, sometimes it is the financial problem that is causing marriage crashes.
“A lot of things that is causing marital crises is the financial problem.”