Stop the physical, verbal and sexual harassment of women at the market- Nigerian women protest at Yaba market Lagos

Nigerian women took to the streets to protest the molestation and assault that they encounter in the market place.

Majority of women in Nigeria have either been physically, emotionally or verbally abused in the market place at one point in their lives .

It is common to see traders drag women and call them funny names all in a bid to make them buy their wares and in most cases when the women refuse to purchase any of the wares , they are slut shamed and called all manner of names with ‘Ashawo’ informal word for prostitute being the most common.

We hope the law enforcement agencies will look into this and protect women from some ill mannered and uncultured traders in the market who can’t keep their hands to themselves.

Here are some pictures from the protest:

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