Nollywood Actress and Mother of One, Tonto Dikeh has declared that there ’ s no excuse whatsoever for a man to hit hs woman .
The actress spoke to Gold Myne TV during the # 1 in3 Africa walk against domestic violence organized by the wife of the Ooni of Ife , Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi last week, and according to her , domestic violence is on the rise because the society shames women that speak out.
“ I think the one issue that actually births the high rate of domestic violence is the fact that we are not talking about it enough . It is the fact that the society is shaming us when we talk about it. So we rather not talk about it, we rather keep it on a hush hush until it is worse .
This awareness will create so many …I am sure a lot of men now will be scared to beat their wives now because this awareness is no joke, there are heavyweights here . It is not about ridiculing men like I always say . It is to make us a better person . It is to make our homes better .
Nobody is saying run out of your homes . I am not preaching divorce. I am preaching that you speak out . because your life matters . Your children’ s lives matter and your husband ’ s life matters . I don ’ t think there is any excuse under the face of the earth that God has created that a man should put a hand on his woman. No ! There are other options. You can walk away . You can calm down . You can go for therapy . There is so many options than hitting a woman ”she said