Church introduces mobile court for SGBV, divorcee

By Achadu Gabriel, kaduna

Catholic Church said it has already set up a mobile court to handle offences related to sexual and gender based voilence (SGBV) and divorce among it’s members.

This assertion was made during dialogue and engagement session of religious and traditional leaders on preventing and responding to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), at the celebration of 16th days of activism of Zamani foundation in kaduna state.
Earlier, the religious leaders said they’re also considering modifications of pre-marital classes with a view to institute important ingredients that would assist in reducing ranpant cases of divorce in the society.
Some have already completed the premaritatl class and modification and counselling of marriage of follower, according to a clergy.

The cletics, mostly Christian leaders also canvassed for extension of courtship time to, at least six years period between couples before marriage, adding that doing so would enable both Party’s families to enquire and know more about themselves.

Revered Solomon U. Hedima of House on the Rock church, told our correspondent in an interview that they’ve introduced blood group, genotype and other test results before any marriage covenant held.
All questions relating to couples character and purpose of the marriage be exhausted within the period of courtship by intending couples and their families.
The Christian leaders conceded that there’s need for fiancee to

Asked all contending questions during relationship in form of character temperament, financially brokeage, sex satisfaction (erection) among others”, which they said constituted vast majority of problems mostly encountered as responsible for divorce and broken homes among couples.
Accordingly, Father and mother’s roles and limitations between daughters, son were analysed, and resolutions arrived that there should be limit in their relationship, especially father and daughters and uncles.

Earlier, the organiser and founder of the Foundation, Mrs. Talatu Zamani said working with SGBV over the years, made her to realized that these issues have been of serious concerned.

The founder said she decided to gather stakeholders like religious and traditional leaders realizing that they’ve very important and played major roles in resolving the problem especially the rampant cases of divorce.

Mrs Zamani also said she noticed with dismay, the rates of raping and defilement of children, domestic violence against women, divorcee among other vices, adding that it has become so alarming in the society.
She said she herefore decided to bring the stakeholders in dialogue session to discussed and find lasting solution to reduced, prevent and how to respondi to the problems.

She stressed the need to look at the marriage counselling in the church’s, noting that a lot of couples don’t undertook the counselling before the marriage proper, is held.

Also the issue of premarital counseling registrar to ensure that they signed undertake never to lay hands on reach, no matter the offend and anger.
were discussed accepted.

Some churche had already been reviewed and done, according some religious leaders, who said even though some decisions are out of biblical injunction, they were necessary to prevent domestic voilence and divorcees.
On SGBV, Zamani commended the state for putting castration law in place, she however expressed surprised why nobody has been castrated since inception, as the pastors said they will organize programs that will focus on SGBV, and divorce. End

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