Nigerian parliament rescinds decision on gender equality bills

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Nigerian parliament rescinds decision on gender equality bills

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A cross section of protesting women at the Lagos house of assembly on March 8, 2022 [File: Ope Adetayo]

The lawmakers’ decision on International Women’s Day came hours after simultaneous protests by women in four states.

Nigeria’s lower house of parliament has rescinded its decision on three bills that it discarded at a constitutional amendment session.

The decision, announced by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, was a volte-face on parliament’s March 1 decision to reject the proposed bills. It will now reconsider the bills in a month when it reconvenes for another parliamentary session.

Click here to read the full article published by Aljazeera on 8 March 2022.

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