National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set to flag off a 16-day activism on the elimination of violence against women and girls in Kano, Northwest Nigeria.
Shehu Abdullahi kano State Coordinator of NHRC who disclosed this stated that the international community designated November 25 to December 10 as the 16 days of the demonstration for the abrogation of violence against women.
The movement is to protect the rights of women and girls against rape, harassment and inequality, Abdullahi said.
He added that “some of the actions against violence on women include zero hunger, good health, education, gender equality, peace and security”.
A research conducted in Kano in 2010 by some scholars including A. G. Salaudeen, T. M. Akande., O. Musa, J. O. Barnldele and F. A. Oluwole identified wife battering and psychological torture as part of violence that women are faced with in Nigeria’s northern biggest commercial city.
Women they sampled in their research also listed restrictions and deprivation of liberty in the society as well as deprivation of assess to health care and education as other forms of challenges against women in Kano.
Others said eroding self-esteem of women with complete dominance of-male partners is a major concern known in the city.
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