Nigerian Humanists Defend Women
by Norm Allen, Jr.
The Nigerian Humanist Movement is striving to make humanism relevant to ordinary
Africans. The group has recently started an excellent newsletter, Humanist Concern
(March, 1998). The first issue takes a strong stand against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM
- sometimes euphemistically called "female circumcision"). The Nigerian Humanist
Movement has also produced an educational pamphlet against FGM. They are working closely
with Nigeria's Association for Reproductive and Family Health (AFRH) in this long overdue
campaign to stop the mutilation of women.
The movement is also seeking to form an African humanist network for African humanist
groups and activists. For more information, contact: Leo Igwe, General Coordinator,
Nigerian Humanist Movement, P.O. Box 25269, Mapo Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Tel./Fax (02)
Norm Allen, Jr. is the founder and director of African Americans for Humanism.
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