Gender justice, game-changer for Nigeria — CCN President


Gender justice

Northern Group

By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja

President of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), Most Rev. Dr Benebo Fubara-Manuel, says pursuing gender justice for women will be a game-changer in addressing the nation’s challenges.

Fubara-Manuel said this in Abuja yesterday while speaking at a symposium on human rights advocacy for women and girls, organised by the Women Wing of the Council of Nigeria.

He said in spite of laws that guarantee the legal and human rights of all citizens, many Nigerian women still suffer various forms of injustice in society on the basis of their gender.

“Many women and girls struggle to survive in spite of their enormous legal and human rights. The systems of the world that have attempted to affirm their rights have not affirmed them fairly or even sufficiently.

“Women are still struggling to be educated in many places. They are still being abused by their parents and uncles, and their pastors are telling them not to wash their dirty linen…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper