In areas such as Kano it is corruption, not religion, fuelling Muslim extremism.
The women were assaulted by police as they protested to reclaim the mandate of a female political candidate.
New lemon-yellow motorised rickshaws for women, bearing the slogan 'Be Pious', are vying for pole position in Nigeria's Muslim-dominated north.
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Umar Musa Yar’adua is now confronted with his past and the role he played in the sentencing of Amina Lawal Kurami to death by stoning by a Sharia Court in 2002.
This event was organized to commemorate the 10th anniversary of BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights with the theme ‘The Challenges of Religious Fundamentalisms and Globalisation to Women’s Human Rights.’ It was held from 24-25 November 2006 in Lagos.
The Tribunal forms part of activities to commemorate 16 days of activism against gender violence 2006, to provide a forum for victims of women’s human rights abuse to speak out against the violations and attract public condemnations of the abuses.
Former Military Governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (rtd), has accused Kano State Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, of attempting to inflame religious sensibilities & called on Nigerians to remain focused on the task of building a united Nigeria.
BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights organized the Africa Regional Meeting in collaboration with Femmes et Droits Humains, (FDH) Mali from January 24 -28, 2006 in Bamako Mali. There were 33 participants drawn from 14 African countries.
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