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.
"Who is actually guilty of bringing disrepute to the religion of Islam?" questions Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian playwright, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986.
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.
For March 8 2006, BAOBAB is specifically working with women at the community level in 2 local government areas of Lagos State - Kosofe and Alimosho. BAOBAB hopes to repeat this collaborative effort in other areas and states in Nigeria in the future.
Bodies littered the streets of the southern Nigerian city of Onitsha as the death toll from days of violence between Christians and Muslims across Nigeria rose to at least 96.
The Federal Government has approved a draft bill seeking to ban same sex marriages and relationships in the country. If enacted by the National Assembly, offenders face a five-year jail term without option of fine.
Women in the northern Nigerian state of Kano are ignoring a ban stopping them travelling on public motorbike taxis. On Monday religious authorities began implementing the ban passed earlier this year.
Across Nigeria, the prejudice and denial surrounding HIV/AIDS are major obstacles in trying to stem the spread of the pandemic. But the predominantly Muslim North presents special challenges.
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