This is an introductory podcast on what will be coming up on other podcasts. Our podcasts promises to talk about life’s journey and how to get to a point of peace.
Lois Tofunmi Aderomose is a gender based/mental health advocate, she is a member of the global media campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria so she says a strong ‘No’ to it, she also runs a faith based N.G.O called ‘Good Tides Philippian Missions Foundation‘ where she has over 100 children in the foundation, she is inspired to encourage the depressed and bring hope and love to the world at large.
In this episode we will talk about our journey through life, It’s ups and downs, that is, the challenges we face and how at every point we find our way to the top and then the things we need to do to get to the top, how we can encourage ourselves to get to the top. The likely questions we ask ourselves during our down times and when it feels like there’s no hope and how God has also come through and showed up for us. It is also important to share testimonies about the things that has happened to us because it encourages people to carry on.
Lois Tofunmi is also an advocate for modesty in dressing and then keeping the bed undefied and then we’ll also be talking about love.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as all procedures which involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia and/or injury to the female genital organs, whether for cultural or any other non-therapeutic reasons. In Nigeria, subjection of girls and women to obscure traditional practices is legendary. FGM is an unhealthy traditional practice inflicted on girls and women worldwide. FGM is widely recognized as a violation of human rights, which is deeply rooted in cultural beliefs and perceptions over decades and generations with no easy task for change.
Due to Nigeria’s large population, it has the highest absolute number of female genital mutilation (FGM) worldwide, accounting for about one-quarter of the estimated 115–130 million circumcised women in the world. Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria asserts that “Millions of girls are being robbed of their childhoods, health, education, and aspirations every day by harmful practices such as FGM,”.
“The practice of FGM not only has no health benefits – it is deeply harmful to girls and women, both physically and psychologically. It is a practice that has no place in our society today and must be ended, as many Nigerian communities have already pledged to do,” said Hawkins.
FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes and is an extreme form of discrimination against girls and women.
Modesty in dresing or modest dressing refers to a fashion trend in women of wearing less skin-revealing clothes, especially in a way that satisfies their spiritual and stylistic requirements for reasons of faith, religion or personal preference. There is no unambiguous interpretation as it is influenced by socio-cultural characteristics of each country. Beyond the various interpretations, all agree on the idea that modest fashion means loose clothing, comfortable dressing and covering of the body according to person’s own comfort.
Despite all the criticisms a lady could get about “not showing too enough skin” (modest dressing), dressing modestly sure does come with its benefits, of which some are as follows;