THE Chief Missioner of the Nasrul Lahi l Fatih Society (NASFAT), Imam Mahroof Onike Abdul-Azeez, is among leading religious and community leaders to be part of the discussion at the forthcoming United Nations Commission’s 62nd session on the status of women taking place at United Nations headquarters, New York, United States.
The event, being coordinated by the United Nations (UN) was facilitated by the Carter Centre.
According to a statement by NASFAT’s Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Banji Busari, the session involving NASFAT’s Chief Missioner is to showcase how the community-led development programme of the Carter Centre throughout West Africa is successfully engaging the whole community in improving the wellbeing and rights of women and girls.
NASFAT has been in partnership with the Carter Centre, a US-based non-governmental organisation, chaired by a former American President, President Jimmy Carter.
Over the past three years, the focus of relationship has been mobilisation of faith and changing of social norms for women and girls through a human rights approach strengthened by the full participation of religious and traditional leaders.
The priority theme of the event is “Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls,” while the review theme is “Participation in and Access of Women to the Media, Information and Communication Technology and their Impact on and Use as an Instrument for the Advancement and Empowerment of Women,” the statement said.
Also participating in the event is Alhaja Sadiat Onike Abdul-Azeez, wife of the Chief Missioner.
The international event commences on 12 March through 23 March, 2018, but the session involving the duo of NASFAT’s Chief Missioner and his wife is on 16 March.