Various women groups occupied National Assembly gate to protest failure of bill meant to create ‘special seats’ for women.
Written by News Room on March 3, 2022
Various women groups, on Wednesday, occupied the gate of the National Assembly in protest against the failure of a bill meant to create ‘special seats’ for women.
The women gathered early morning at the three arm zone and marched to the National Assembly gate chanting songs of solidarity.
The groups demand that the Federal lawmakers take another look at the requests for one hundred, eleven seats for women, citizenship, thirty-five percent representation in party leadership, more appointive positions in government, and vote in favour of these amendments.
The groups included; the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), Federation of Muslim Women Association (FOMWA), Women Organisation for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA), Women in Business (WIMBIZ), Action Aid, Yiaga Africa, the Islamic Youth League, among others.