Women vow to fight sexual harassment, child labour

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The Women’s Wing of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), on Wednesday, said that it was mobilising to fight sexual harassment targeted at women, child labour, as well as under-age marriage.
The Chairperson of the Lagos wing of the congress, Ms Olubunmi Abikoye, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“We are working on a programme to move against women’s sexual harassment and child labour, including under-age marriage, before the year runs out.
“We are mobilising support to show that we are not in support of all the sexual harassment that is going on both in the public and private sectors, at an alarming rate.
“We also frown at child marriage and say no to it,” she said.
Abikoye said that the union was partnering with some NGOs and women’s groups in various organisations, market women and the grassroots, to carry women from all cadres along.
She called on both the Federal and State Governments to revert maternity leave for women back to 84 working days, instead of the current 84 days that included weekends.
“The 84 days with weekends are not enough for a woman who has carried a pregnancy for nine months to take …

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