Group plans conference on challenges facing Muslim women


The Criterion (Association of Muslim Women in Business and Professions) is set to addresses the roles and challenges facing Muslim Women, especially how to tackle assault, abuse and financial stress.

To this end, the organisation plan to hold its Second International and 11th Biennial Conference, tagged Oluyole 2021, slated for November 18 to 24 at Imam Maliki College Jegede Olunloyo, Ibadan. The opening ceremony will be held on Saturday November 20, 2021 at the University of Ibadan Central Mosque Event Hall.

The host, The National Ameerah, The Criterion, Hajia Fatimah Yewande Oyefeso, said the conference is an avenue to discuss the challenges bedeviling women in the society and proffer possible solutions.

According to her, the theme of the conference ‘The new Realities Roles and Challenges of Muslim Women’ is apt based on the trendy issues in the society, regarding abuse and inequality treatment unleash on Muslim women.

She said that the key speaker is Prof Hafiz Oladosu of Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan. The keynote discussants are Prof. Teslim Ayobami Ahmed of Department of Guidance and Counseling University of Ibadan would deliver a paper on ‘Tackling Assault Abuse in women and Children and Dr. Muritala Kewuyemi Kareem of Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies University of Ibadan, will deliver paper on ‘Coping with Family Finances in the New Reality’

Other activities include, Asalatu lectures on parenting values and ethics in the new reality.

Also there will be lectures for school children on Cyber space, and tackling drug abuse among adolescents and women.

The Royal father of the day is his Royal Highness, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar, The Sultan of Sokoto/ President General NSCIA. The Chairperson of the day is AbdulHakeem Agbaje, while the Co-Chairman is Alhaji Jumat Ali-Oluwafuyi.

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