FOMWAN expresses dismay over high rates of Gender-Based violences in kaduna
By: Femi Mustapha
The Youth wing of Federation of Muslim Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) Kaduna State has expressed dismay over the high rate of Gender-Based violences ( GBV) in the State calling for more strict penalties against offenders.
The Deputy Amira of the Youth wing, Aisha Yakubu made the remarks during sensitization campaign to DARUL ASMA’UL Husna Academy kaduna on 3rd July, 2021.
She described the current ugly development across the state as sad and unfortunate, considering the vulnerable nature of the group of people and their crucial roles in the society as homemakers and mothers.
Aisha Yakubu stressed that
Islam frowns at any form of violence against women and regards GDV as a grievous crime under the Sharia .
“We need to be advocates and actors in the fight against GBV because our girls, boys, women and persons with special needs need to be protected,” she said.
In her remarks the the state Amira of FOMWAN Pharm. Aisha Isyaku Tukur said the Society should encourages victims of GBV to speak out and get the needed help and counselling, saying this is necessary for their physical, mental, and emotional health and to avoiding slipping into depression which could lead to suicidal thoughts.
The Guest speaker Dr. Maryam Mohammed Jallo in her remarks said both boys and girls are victims of Gender-Based Violence, but the frequency is higher with regards to girls.
She observed that the topic is apt considering the high level of moral decadence prevalent in the society, which has already rearing its ugly head within the Muslim community.
Dr Jallo said the unfortunate trend of GBV, should be nipped in the bud as Muslims must remain a guiding light for others to follow
She advised students of the school to refrain from being enablers of domestic violence, noting that nowhere in the Holy Quran or hadith was permission given to men to maltreat their wives or Children, saying If anything, Islam repeatedly admonishes men to treat women with dignity.
Dr Jallo classified Gender Based Violences into Physical, Financial, Emotional and Verbal Violences.