Women to Protest Over Gender Bill Across 36 States

Women groups across the country have said the rejection of the gender bills in the ongoing amendments to the 1999 Constitution by members of the National Assembly; will draw women back by twenty years.

They have expressed determination to continue to protest beginning with the mother of all protest tomorrow, March 8th being the International Women’s Day commemoration.

The women called on First Ladies, Female Deputy Governors and other stakeholders sympathetic to the reconsideration of the gender bills to join protests across the country to drive home their demand.

Addressing a virtual press conference to discuss by Co-founder Womanifesto, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, said the protest will continue to hold on the days the National Assembly has sittings.

The women therefore demand urgent re-convening, reconsideration, and immediate passage of the five women/gender-related bills.