Nigerian women protest after lawmakers reject bills seeking gender equality

Published: 2/Mar/2022
Source: Premium Times (Abuja)

by Queen Esther Iroanusi and Titilope Fadare

Scores of Nigerian women protested Wednesday at the National Assembly against the rejection of several bills seeking gender equality in the country.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how federal lawmakers on Tuesday voted on 68 bills that seek to alter the Constitution.

Of the 68 legislations, about five bills sought to promote more opportunities for women in political parties, governance and the society at large.

All five bills were rejected.

One of the bills sought to grant citizenship to foreign-born husbands of a Nigerian woman. Already, a Nigerian man’s foreign-born wife is automatically a Nigerian citizen.

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Themes: Discrimination, Sexuelle, Naturalisation et le mariage
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2022