Interfaith Centre Urges Women To Redeem Dignity Of Their Children

Interfaith Centre Urges Women To Redeem Dignity Of Their Children 

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By Alex Uangbaoje ‎

Dr.) Mohammed Ashaffa, Co-Executive Director, Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC), Kaduna,‎has called on women to wake up to their responsibilities of training their children to help redeem their image and dignity.

He made the call at a workshop organized by IMC titled: “Capacity Building for Women on Peaceful Coexistence in Kaduna State”‎.

‎According to him “It is believe that every child has a mother; and mothers have soft hearts, and children no matter how violent they are have soft spot for their mothers, and that’s why Interfaith Mediation Centre, Kaduna is partnering with the women for peaceful coexistence in Kaduna State.‎

“We have seen that the men have failed to bring about sustainable peace in the society, they have failed even to manage crisis free communities.  Men have failed to manage crisis free economic system, they have failed to manage a violent free political system and they have also failed to manage domestic affairs effectively.

“So because of this failure in the state of men to handle things better, we believe there is need to seek for alternative way of attaining sustainable peace in our society and that alternative is engaging women.‎‎
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‎“Women are built with the nature to rebuild and redeemed.  Men have destructive tendency but women have redeeming tendency, so women as mothers with symbolic nature of motherhood will be able to redeem the image and human dignity especially of our children who have become street gangs, political thugs and have engaged in so many vices today.‎
 
‎”Today in Kaduna Youths below the of age 18years are involved in what they term ‘shara (cleaning the enemies)’ and this is a big disaster.”‎

‎Dr. Ashaffa expressed confidence that at the end of the workshop ‎value to sustainable peace and peaceful coexistence in Kaduna would be added to make the mothers wake up to their responsibilities of training their wards, create a tempo where there is going to be safety in the State.‎
 
In his remarks, Pastor James Wuye, Co-Executive Director, IMC, said the program will give empowerment to women leaders, carefully selected for the conference to get basic skills on how to mitigate conflicts in their societies.  
 
“We discover that mothers are natural peace makers by their disposition, anatomy and by their responsibility in the society.  We feel that partnering with them will go a long way in making the work of peace and tolerance project in Nigeria a success.  
 
“The best partner you can have is the women, they can influence their children, husband and other women. So, women are strategic in peace making and we want to make that conspicuous, run with it, emphasize it and let everybody know that women should be in leadership position and at the forefront of peace making. Pastor Wuye said.

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