Women’s rights groups in Lagos continue to combat discrimination and gender-based violence
- One activist cited more than 500 cases of gender-based discrimination that her organization has handled so far in 2015.
- Advocates have zeroed in on workplace discrimination as a key area for improvement, with women-unfriendly policies in recruitment and human resource policies like maternity leave erecting barriers to equal opportunity.
- Women’s rights groups have also secured a pledge from newly inaugurated President Muhammadu Buhari to see women in at least 35% of government roles in his administration, which they plan to take action on should he renege on his campaign promise.
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