Fundamental Human Rights of Women: Islamic Panacea for Rights Abuses

Rafatu Abdul Hamid

Abstract


Fundamental human rights provisions had continued to feature very prominently in the successive constitutions of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In addition, there had been a rise in the activities of human right groups in Nigeria in order to ensure the protection of fundamental human rights of all people. Despite all these, women fundamental human rights abuse was on the increase in Nigeria. The case of domestic violence, kidnapping, sexual harassment, women trafficking, killings, denial of the right to Education etc, are common occurrences. These abuses among others are responsible for physical and psychological underdevelopment of women and girl child which in turn affects their input in the development of their nation. It is against this backdrop that this paper examines two abuses of women fundamental human rights: abuse of right to life and education. The paper also discusses the instrumentality of effective use of the Islamic panacea in tackling the abuse of women fundamental human rights in Nigeria. The study relied on primary and secondary sources of information. It concludes by recommending that, for the full observance of human rights, an international control must be set up to supervise enforcement, as well as the education of the women and society in general.


Keywords


Fundamental Human Rights; Abuse; Panacea; Women; Nigeria

Full Text:

PDF

References


Reference

“About Us” (n.p.n.d) National Human Rights Commission, Abuja: Nigeria.

Adh-DhahabiShamsudeen (n.d.); Al-kabā’ir, Beirut Dār al Fikr.

A. Yusuf (2015); “Issues in Fundamental Human Rights” - University of Ilorin

www.unilorin.edu.ng/publications/.../ISSUES.pdfAccessed 30th November, 2000.

Al-Bishak“Re-Inheritance of Spouses in Islam”NewspageWeekly,July 24-18-2008

Al-Bukhārī, Ibn Ismā‘īlMuḥammad (n.d.); Saḥīḥ al-Bukhārī (Arabic-English) Vol. 8, Dār-al-Arabia:

Akpala, Ada, Sylvia (1998); Women’s Rights Are Human Rights, Enugu: Snaap Press Ltd.

Babaji, B. (2004) Equity For Women Under Sharicah Law in Nigeria: A Comparative Study of the Law and Practice in Pakistan, Tunisia, and the Sudan. Lagos: Gender and Development Action (GADA) ICON Communications, Constitutional Reform Debate.

Badawi, Jamal(1996) “Position of Woman in Islam” The Muslim WorldLeague Journal, Vol. 23.

Chukwuma (2000); “Sharīcah and BariyaMagazu” Violence Watch October – December 2000.

Damodaran, A.K. (1985); Protection of Human Rights.Atar Chard (ed) (Politics of Human Righ and Civil Liberties). K.K. Thukal: UDH Publisher.

Ede, Angus, Arinze (2000) Human Rights: Analytical perspective. Enugu, Lagos,Abuja: Computer Edge Publishers.

Eze, Osita(1984); Human Rights in Africa: Selected Problems, Lagos: Macmillan,General's Daughter Lured from Nasarawa, Killed in Lagos ...www.thisdaylive.comaccessed 27/11/2015.

Gunmen kill 9 Polio Vaccinators in Kano Gunmen ...www.naij.com › Local news accessed 26/11/2015.

Hussain, Shaikh (2001); Shaukat. Human Rights in Islam, New Delhi, India: Kitāb Bhavan.

Ibn Raji Abdul fatah (2001) Islam and Human Rights in Broader Perspective, Lagos:

JamiyyatJunudDinil-Islamiyyah.

Ige, Tokunbo. and Olumide Lewis (1999). Human Rights made easy. Lagos: The

Nigeria Legal Research and Resource Development Center.

Lara Adejoro (2014); “10.5 Million Nigeria Children Out of School, Says Boko Haram Is A Setback”. June 17th 2014https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/ accessed 24th/11/15.

Maudūdī. Abul A‘lā (1980); Human Rights in Islam. London, Islamic Foundation.

Maudūdī. Abul A‘lāIntroduction to Surahal-Aḥzābhittp://www/usc.edu/dept-MSA/quranEncyclopaedia

America Vol. 29,108. Accessed when?

MūsāNūḥuJamīlah (2003); “man makes underaged daughter pregnant kill baby at birth”.

Kano Trust, Tuesday, November 25.

Ojo Emmanuel O. “Human Rights and Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria (1999 ...)”

www.krepublishers.com/.../JSS-13-1-015-029-2006-241-Ojo-Emmanuel...Accessed 20/11/15

Sako, Rebecca (1999);.Women Empowerment and Advancement Manual. Kaduna, Nigeria: League of Democratic Women (LEADS).

Tabiu, M.(1999); “The Role of the National Human Rights Commission in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights” paper presented at a 2 day Workshop for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Journalists in North-Eastern Zone organized by the National Human Rights Commission in collaboration with the Network for Justice (NJ) at Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi, from 14th –15th December.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.18326/mlt.v4i1.%25p

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Salatiga

Jl. Nakula Sadewa V No. 9, Kota Salatiga, Jawa Tengah 50722
Lt. 2 Gedung Skretariat Fakultas Ushuluddin Adab dan Humaniora