The Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill is getting a lot of attention after the Senate turned it down at the second reading yesterday (click here).
As a result of the conversations generated, Senate President Bukola Saraki mentioned that the Bill will be re-introduced.
Yesterday Nollywood actress Stella Damasus added her voice to those condemning the actions of the Nigerian Senate and now Uche Jombo is also speaking out.
Uche Jombo shared on Instagram:
Read through the Gender Equality bill (2011/2016) These are basic rights! Equal opportunities for men and women. Let’s get this off the way ‘Women Empowerment is not a threat senators’ anything done to assist the Nigerian woman is done to assist Nigeria simple. How can you reject Gender equality bill? Every Senator that voted against the bill should hide in shame and the annoying part is the excuses they are giving as to why the bill is thrown out this second time. FYI there are only 8 women in the 109member Nigeria senate …… It’s amazing what women can do when we come together. Our voices MUST be heard. Download the bill online read and education yourself then speak OUT (2011 version and 2016 version)