Nigeria: African Leaders Condemn Violence Against Women

July 24, 2008

Author: Akor Sylvester

Source: Champion

African leaders have condemned in totality violence against women, saying it is unreligious and against the law of natural justice.

The leaders also concluded to form a network across national border[s] that would tackle issues, beliefs and traditions that infringe on the rights of women not only in Nigeria, but Africa as a whole.

Speaking on behalf of the traditional and religious leaders at the sub-regional conference organised by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sokoto, the Emir of Shonga, Dr. Haliru Yahaya maintained that both Islam and Christianity do not encourage violence of any form, stating that the act is not in conformity with the teachings and practices of the two major religions.