International Women’s Day: Amnesty International asks Nigerian government to ensure women’s rights are respected

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Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian government to ensure that women’s rights are better respected, protected, promoted and fulfilled

The International Human Right Watch Organization stated this on it message to celebrate the 2020 On International Women’s Day 2020. The group said despite the passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act in 2015, violence against women remains pervasive in Nigeria

“On International Women’s Day 2020 Amnesty International calls on the Nigerian government to ensure that women’s rights are better respected, protected, promoted and fulfilled.

“Despite the passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act in 2015, violence against women remains pervasive in Nigeria. Women of different ages, religions, ethnicities or other status, face various forms of violence at home, in their communities, workplace” the message read.

The group further stated that they are deeply concerned about the growing cases of violence against women in the workplace. It added that the International Women’s Day celebration presents an opportunity for Nigeria to ratify and nationally implement the ILO C190 – Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190). “The convention which is an International Labor Organization (ILO) treaty seeks to prevent and address violence and harassment in the workplace. It provides a legal framework to ensure a world of work based on dignity and free from violence and harassment” the group said

 

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