Once again, Senator Yerima is in the news, claiming Islam as the basis for his argument that a girl automatically transforms into an adult of ‘full age’ once she is married, with the attendant responsibilities that relate to the renunciation of citizenship, irrespective of her age or mental capacity. Because the Senator from Zamfara State has gone public with his personal comprehension of the Shari’a, it has become necessary to respond publicly to his utterances. read more Senator Yerima and Constitutional Review
IWEI celebrated International Women’s Day on March 16, 2013 in Kano State, Nigeria. The theme for this year- The Nigerian Woman: Attaining economic empowerment through entrepreneurship. The theme was chosen as a result of the rising level of poverty which hugely affects women and children. Speakers at the event talked about the need for women to be self reliant, sources of finance and business opportunities available.
Welcome to the home page of the Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI), a non-profit organisation that has been set up with the mission of pursuing the ideals of late Alhaji Isa Wali. The Foundation has the most vulnerable members of the society – particularly women and children – as its primary focus. read more