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Muslim women urged to fight against poverty, violence as they celebrate Annual Muslim Women’s Day

UMSC Secretary for Women and Youth Affairs, Sheikhat Radhiyyah Namakula, addressing Muslim women at last year’s Muslim Women’s day celebrations. This year’s celebrations are being held under the theme United against poverty and violence. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – Thousands of Muslim women from different parts of the country are converging at the UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala Friday as they celebrate the Annual Muslim Women’s Day celebrations.

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Ms Janet Museveni is expected to be the Chief Guest.

This was revealed by the UMSC Secretary for Women and Youth Affairs, Sheikhat Radhiyyah Namakula during a press conference held Wednesday at the UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala.

To be held under the theme “United against poverty and violence”, this will be the third Muslim Women’s Day in Uganda.

The Muslim Women’s Day was put aside by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council to enable Muslim women to converge, share ideas, celebrate the achievements of the past year and plan for the new year.

The First Lady and Education minister Janet Museveni (PPU PHOTO)

While highlighting on the day’s theme, Shkt. Namakula noted that various reports show that most acts of violence which include Domestic Violence, violent extremism and child abuse are caused by poverty.

She called for peace, unity, development and stable families as the best remedies to poverty and violence.

“A stable family is a family that is well fed, well educated, healthy, God-fearing and free from domestic violence,” she said.

She said the UMSC Women SACCO is one of the projects that her office is going to the front as countermeasures to poverty in Muslim families.

Namakula lauded H.E the Mufti of Uganda Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje for giving Muslim Women a seat and a voice at the UMSC Management Committee, noting that; “for the first time in Uganda Muslim History, UMSC has women’s department with full representation on the UMSC management committee”.

She urged Muslims to come early and to park their vehicles at the Old Kampala S.S playground since vehicles will not be allowed inside the Mosque perimeter.

 

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