who was represented by Mrs Olushola Falana, Director, Women Development
Department, WAPA, made the observation at a programme on Management of
Domestic Violence, organised by the ministry in Lagos.
to her, women’s actions such as negligence, sophistication, misguided
utterances, infidelity, use of abusive words and gullibility on the part
of the women, are factors that drive domestic violence.
“It is no longer news that many women have lost their lives through domestic violence.
more we try to put the blame on the men folk, the more we will continue
to turn blind eyes to the fact that many women are the cause of the
domestic violence we see today.
“This is because we fail to understand some important aspects of how most men are wired.
“Some women also cause violence by using abusive words and misguided utterances that can provoke the men.
“But let me also state that a man who beats a woman is a beast, and does not deserve to live with humans.
“No matter how provoked you may be as a man, please, never raise your hand to beat your wife, ” she said.
The commissioner advised men and women to be understanding, tolerant and communicate more, to prevent violence in marriages.