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Gender-based violence: Hisbah commandants in 6 states meet in Kano

The development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), with support from Ford Foundation, has organised a three-day sensitisation on the protection of the rights of women…

The development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), with support from Ford Foundation, has organised a three-day sensitisation on the protection of the rights of women and girls as provided under Islamic laws.

 The event is organised as part of the 2022 ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV)’ in Kano State for Hisbah Commanders from Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara states.

 Declaring the workshop open, Kano State Hisbah Commandant General, Ustaz Haruna Ibn-Sina said Islam had in many dimensions frowned at any violence against women and children.

 He said the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) had clearly outlined women and children should be treated with love and compassion.

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 The Technical Adviser, dRPC, Kano State, Alhaji Ubale Rano said the workshop was part of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV).

 Represented during the event by Hajiya Binta Muhammed, Kano State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Dr Zahrau Muhammad Umar, stated that the issue of GBV had gradually become a menace that needed urgent attention.

 Earlier in his lead paper presented during the event, Professor Muhammed Usman Shu’aib of Bayero University, Kano quoted Qur’anic verses and Hadith to provide a grounded basis for the protection of women and girls as an injunction that must be established by all, either in authority, or serving as defenders of morality and behaviour.

 He, therefore, urged the government, the Hisbah, and the general public to consider their protection as a divine injunction that served as the basis for a just society.