Elizabethan Basis Celebrates Nigerian Males on Worldwide Males’s Day
The CEO and Founding father of Elizabethan Humanitarian Life (H&H) Basis, Mrs. Oyinade Samuel-Eluwole, has restated her dedication to the reason for Nigerian males from cradle to outdated age. She vowed to proceed to battle for the wellbeing of the male gender to make sure that the lads and the boy-child are handled properly.
Mrs. Samuel-Eluwole made this name on the Elizabethan Basis’s Worldwide Males’s Day Symposium which occurred Wednesday, November 15, 2023, in Lagos. The Symposium was organised as one of many actions to commemorate the 2023 Worldwide Males’s Day themed “Zero Male Suicide.”
Talking on the occasion, she stated that, “The Worldwide Males’s Day is a Day established by the worldwide group to create consciousness and to underscore the necessity to convey to the entrance burner many points confronted by males, which embrace however not restricted to suicide, violence, and parental alienation, amongst others; and that is celebrated yearly on November nineteenth.”
She added that “The theme emphasises the six vital pillars of Worldwide Males’s Day, which embrace: To advertise male position fashions. To have a good time the contribution that males make. To concentrate on males’s well being and well-being.
To focus on discrimination in opposition to males. At Elizabethan, IMD is essential to us as a result of our focus is to intervene for male gender in any respect ranges. We’re specializing in the psychological and emotional frustration of males in any respect ranges as a result of we see males as endangered species.”
Talking additional the Elizabethan Basis Boss stated that the male gender in Nigeria endure lack and neglect, and that there’s an pressing have to concentrate on how you can attend to them. “We have now paid a lot consideration to the ladies, the girl-child, and to the feminine gender usually. That is good and the society and authorities ought to do extra in that regard.
Nonetheless, for us in Elizabethan Humanitarian Life Basis, we expect that the society mustn’t neglect the lads within the course of. In case you discover, the lads and the boy-child in our society, are going by a lot stress primarily based on conventional disposition and societal expectations.
Our boys are usually not anticipated to cry to specific their painful feelings, and our males are anticipated to shoulder too heavy and too many hundreds – from caring for their spouse, youngsters, prolonged household, and even to the bigger society – the place they’re anticipated to take the lead in each exercise. Consequently most of them undergo psychological trauma with out discover, and bodily emasculation with out anybody paying consideration.
In his presentation, the visitor speaker Prof. Sola Aletan, Professor of Psychology, School of Training, College of Lagos, steered the dialog towards the haunting development of teenage suicide. He shared an incident in Los Angeles, illustrating how invisible struggles inside a person’s thoughts can result in tragic outcomes, emphasizing the necessity for a deeper understanding of psychological well being.
The dialogue expanded its horizons as Mallam Ahmad Sajoh, Former Commissioner of Data and Technique, Adamawa State, delved into the necessity for embracing shared prosperity as a society. “If we don’t share our prosperity, what we can have as a nation is shared multilateral poverty,”he stated.
Professor Omoniyi Kayode Yemitan, Dean, School of Primary Scientific Sciences, Lagos State College School of Drugs, Ikeja, Lagos, contributed a distressing incident involving a marital dispute. He highlighted the broader challenges confronted by households and emphasised the necessity for mutual respect and understanding to forestall escalating tensions.
The insightful contribution introduced in Prof. Oyekunle Oyelami, Professor of Sociology, School of Training, College of Lagos, who underscored the prevalence of diagnosable psychological issues in suicide makes an attempt. He explored several types of suicide, dissecting the intricate internet of causes “Shockingly, the statistics reveal that 4 instances as many males as girls succumb to suicide, making it a pervasive problem globally,” he affirmed.
This thought-provoking symposium concluded with a name to motion, urging the viewers to acknowledge the significance of psychological well being, particularly throughout instances of stress. The collective effort was emphasised to handle the underlying points contributing to male suicide and promote a supportive group.
The complexities surrounding male suicide had been unveiled, fostering understanding and compassion within the quest to forestall additional lack of valuable lives.