Nigerian Policewomen Closer to Breaking Free from Work Chains

A bill that seeks to amend the Nigeria Police Force Act which was introduced in 1968, will expunge all forms of discrimination against female police officers, and has passed a second reading in the Senate. Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi, the main sponsor of the bill, has said that some provisions of the act discriminated against female police officers in terms of restriction of duties to telephones, clerical and office functions, among others.

  • Nigeria:  Gender Discrimination in Police

    Daily Trust, 30 December 2019

    The bill which seeks to amend the Nigeria Police Force Act to expunge all forms of discrimination against female police officers has passed second reading in the Senate. The bill's… Read more »

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