WFWP Italy, Integration of Nigerian Families

May 26, 2014

WFWP Italy supported this event to help the integration of Nigerian families in Italy and to promote unity within the family. It was held under the theme ‘The Global Change of a Migrated Family’ and took place in a Catholic church. Please some details about it here:

‘The event was organised by Ambassador for Peace Mrs. Victoria Chioma Ezewoko and by the Catholic Men Community, and was held in the theatre of S.S. Simon and Jude Thaddeus Catholic church in Rome..
Three speakers illustrated the situation of the families from different points of view.

Victoria Chioma Ezewoko spoke about the various types of Nigerian families and the family laws in Italy, some of which are very different from the laws in Nigeria; she gave some advise to help us understand the attitudes Nigerian children learn from the Italian culture, which might seem offensive, but actually are not.

Elisabetta Nistri, President of WFWP-Italy, spoke about the different characteristics of men and women, which are evident not only in their physical aspects but also in the different way they use the two brain hemispheres. This generates also internal differences in their behaviours, characteristics and attitudes.
Man and woman are created as son and daughter of God, and are meant to fulfil their complementarity in the couple. This leads to harmony in the family, the basic unit of society, and the place in which God can express his love completely. Elisabetta gave also some advise to improve the dialogue within the couple.

The priest explained the temptations offered by the Western world to which a Nigerian family might be exposed; he also pointed out that children learn especially from their parents’ example more than from their words; he inspired particularly the fathers to be a good example.

At the end of the conference, together with the Nigerian women, they recalled the terrible kidnapping of 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria and an appeal was made to the authorities to find them and bring them back home as soon as possible. 
Elisabetta Nistri received the T-shirt with the logos of the Nigerian Community and was invited to attend the next Nigerian Women’s Meeting to give guidance and education to all the ladies.’

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