Women Strive For Gender Justice Not Equality – Professor Darma

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The Director, Centre for Research and Gender Studies Bayero University Kano, Professor Hassana Sani Darma has said women preferably strive for gender justice, not equality with their male counterparts as widely misconceived by many.

Professor Hassana Darma asserted this at a gender-based and health matters event organised by Womens Life Builders Initiatives in collaborations with the office of the special adviser to Kano state governor on health matters.

Our corespondent in Kano Ahmed Bachurawa reports that Professor Darma said that gender-based equality has relative connotations when it comes to equating women with their male counterpart in Islam.

She noted that, stereotypically, people are used to such kind of thought of womens agitation is primarily encircled within seeking for equality.

Professor Darma said there are many professions which women can fit into, but was shortchanged and denied the opportunity, not for any tangible reasons, but based on flimsy excuses of being a woman.

In her comment, the event organiser, special adviser on health matters to Kano state Governor, Fauziyya Buba Idris said the motives for the roundtable conference was to discuss health matters which includes womens mentally related ailments.

The resource person during the conference, Dr Hajara Kabiru Shehu, a psychiatrist Doctor at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital says mental health is a silent and injurious ailment which people, particularly women are not mostly aware of.

She said most women suffered from depression which usually leads to brain weakness.

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