Nigeria: Women urge lawmakers to reconsider gender laws

Nigeria: Women urge lawmakers to reconsider gender laws

Nigerian lower house of parliament has agreed to reconsider three of five rejected gender-equality bills after demonstrations across the country by hundreds of women.

Last week parliament rejected a bill that would have seen special additional seats created for women in national and state parliaments.

Singing songs and carrying placards on International Women’s Day, the protesters vowed to continue pushing until their demands were met, the BBC reports.

Some of them marched to the parliament complex in the capital, Abuja, for the second time in a week.

The Nigerian website The Whistler Nigeria has shared some photos on Twitter:

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