IHRC SMM: Religious Leaders Participate in UN Day for Violence Against Women Elimination
Nigeria: Adams Abdullahi Adamsal, Zonal Volunteers Coordinator (ZVC) of the Special Monitoring Mission International Human Rights Commission (SMM IHRC) Kaduna State, has reported that Religious Leaders play host with SMM IHRC in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls and official flag-off of the 16-Days of Activism on 25th November 2022 in the State.
The event which took place at Wisdom Baptist Church Narayi Kaduna State was attended by various denominations and religious leaders including Narayi Zonal Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Bitrus Garba Sarkin Noma and his Executives.
In an opening remark by the ZVC, he introduced IHRC, the 16 days of Activism stating the importance to put an end to all forms of discrimination against women and girls. Sensitization and paper presentations were equally made on different topics which include:
1. The Girl-Child
2. Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
3. Women Inclusive in Politics among others.
On the other side, the CAN chairman who happened to be the Chief Host appreciated the IHRC for finding his jurisdiction worthy to mark such an epoch event and appealed to give his support to eradicate this appalling human rights violation.
The event was rounded up with a closing prayer by the Zonal CAN Chairman, Rev. Bitrus Garba Sarkin Noma.
Adams Abdullahi Adamsal
ZVC Kaduna State, Nigeria
IHRC Editor-in-Chief for African Countries