International women judges’ rallies support for abducted girls

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Areas – The International Women Judges Association (IAWJ) on Friday in Arusha condemned the recent abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram.

They rallied support for Nigerian government from the international community to take practical actions in addressing the vice.

Eunice Munuo, the former IAWJ President described the Book Haram action as barbaric.

“Those girls are innocent, as women judges we condemn this barbaric incident. The children are denied access to basic rights like education and freedom, “she said.

The retired Tanzanian Judge said at the end of the five-day 12th biennial conference, that all hands must be on deck for the safety and freedom of the girls.

Munuo said IAWJ was very concerned with what happened to those school girls, calling the perpetuators to stop from doing the vice.

Zanzibar Idd, Second Vice President said what was happening in Nigeria shouldn’t be tolerated anymore.

She said the Nigerian abductions should be condemned by the entire world.

Idd said the abduction was a sign that women and children are still victims of gender-based violence across the world and Africa at large.

She urged women judges to take practical actions in saving the anguishing women from such barbaric experiences.

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