The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, in conjunction with other women’s groups is set to mount a formidable International Women’s Day celebration on 8th March, 2018 in Abuja.
This year, the International Women’s Day coincides with the birthday of Sayyedah Fatima (SA), the daughter of the Prophet (SAW) regarded as the most appropriate day to mark as a day for women, being the leader of women of all time.
Consequently, the Sisters of the Movement will host other women groups in her honour and as a means of projecting Sayyedah Fatima to the rest of the World.
The theme of this years event being “Press For Progress,” will be the basis for some of the lectures to be delivered at the event. Topics outlined for presentation include “Challenges and Opportunities in the Empowerment of Sisters”, “Participation and Access of Sisters to Media & IT for effective social struggle” and “Use and Impact of Information and Communication Technologies as instrument for empowerment of Sisters.”
Other topics for discussion are “Getting to know Fatima, the Gracious,” “Relevance of Fatima’s role for today’s women,” and Fatima: an epitome of good moral standard” among others.
Seasoned women activists, speakers, orators and scholars are expected to participate both from within the Movement and from other women groups as well.
Highpoint of the occasion will be a special luncheon in her honour with the recitation of Fadakiya sermon.
There will be a procession also to mark the day.