WASHINGTON — Several human rights advocates highlighted religious freedom and women’s rights concerns across Africa that they say are overlooked by the U.S. State Department during an event coinciding with the agency’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
The Institute on Religion & Democracy hosted the Wednesday panel discussion titled “Women and IRF: Why their Concerns are Overlooked in Africa” as African leaders gathered in the nation’s capital for a three-day summit to show the United States’ “enduring commitment to Africa.”
Advocates such as Mwanga Mastullah and Elaina Fowler spoke on Islamic feminism and women’s issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo, respectively. Meanwhile, Judith Nwana and Gloria Puldu addressed human rights violations in Cameroon and Nigeria.
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Source: Christian Post