Abuja, 12 September, 2021 / 5:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed their condemnation of gender-based violence and called for “collective action” to end the vice that seems to target women and girls.
“The abuse of the girl child and the vulnerable must no longer continue in our own time,” the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, said Tuesday, September 7.
The CAN President who was speaking at the close of their two-day Northern traditional and religious leaders’ summit on ending gender-based violence and harmful practices underscored the need to end violence based on gender “in all its forms … for our country to progress.”
“All forms of Gender-Based Violence are appalling in the 21st century. We should all rise up together to eradicate them,” Rev. Ayokunle said at the end of the summit that was organized by the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development in Abuja.
He added, “Our society will be better through our collective action in this direction.”