Search NaijaAgroNet

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Merck marks International Day for elimination of violence against women - NaijaAgroNet

Philanthropic arm of Merck Germany, the Merck Foundation, has marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and commencement of the “16 Days of Activism" that precedes Human Rights Day on December 10 each year, reports NaijaAgroNet.

Through their “Merck more than a Mother” campaign, NaijaAgroNet gathered that Merck Foundation planned to empower infertile women against all sorts of discrimination, abuse and psychological and physical violence due to their inability to bear children.

“Together with our partners and our ambassadors, we can create a culture shift to sensitize all communities to respect women whether they are mothers or not. Women are more than Mothers, this is what we stand for. No for violence against women and #NoForInfertilityStigma. 

"Merck Foundation marks the International Day for Elimination of Domestic Violence against Women today and every day as part of our daily activities to empower infertile women through access to information, health, change of mindset and economic empowerment so that they can be independent and stronger” emphasizes Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck more than a Mother.

Watch the story of Merck Foundation CEO visit to Jackline Mwende, the victim of infertility Stigma. She was abused and accused of being unable to bear a child. Although she was not the one with the infertility problem – it was her husband. Yet he refused to get treated and abused her. He chopped off both her hands trying to kill her. Merck Foundation empowered and helped her to start her new life, new home and a new supermarket to lead a good life. She became the “Merck more than a Mother” heroine.

Isaac Oyimah/GEE

... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology

2 comments:

  1. Success is failure turned inside out - The silver tint in the clouds of doubt, and you never can tell how close you are, it might be near when it seems afar; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit - It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
    Jogo para menina
    360 jogo jogar
    games io

    ReplyDelete
  2. Tomorrow, be on the look for our final Dog of the Day post. This last post is going to be a special one. I'll be revisiting current shelter dogs who are looking for forever homes, like I did at the beginning--rather than the success stories I've done the past few days--and featuring one dog who is having some medical issues and needs help from the loving humans in his life.
    kizi games
    games online for kids
    friv Games 2019

    ReplyDelete

Share ur views here