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November 16th 2003

REGULATION OF FEMALE DRESSING:

Another outright discrimination against women

Within the context of the socio-economic and political realities of Nigeria today, the Ogun State House of Assembly’s intention to pass a bill to regulate female dressing is an unnecessary diversion and an act of escapism. It will not achieve the objectives for which it is proposed.

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26th September 2003

PRESS STATEMENT
AMINA LAWAL'S ACQUITTAL:

A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT; BUT REPEAL SHARIA CRIMINAL CODE AND ALL DEHUMANISING LAWS

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the decision of the Sharia Appeal Court in Katsina State to quash the death sentence, by stoning, earlier passed by a lower sharia court on Mrs. Amina Lawal for allegedly committing adultery.


March 1st 2003

A BRIEF ANALYSIS ON THE SITUATION OF WOMEN IN NIGERIA TODAY

Titi Salaam, Secretary, Women's Section, DSM

Women constitute 49% of the total population in Nigeria, according to the controversial 1991 census. As it obtains in every capitalist society, as a rule, women are marginalised and oppressed in Nigeria. 

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27 February 2002

DON’T KILL SAFIYAT,

SET HER FREE NOW!

 

The Women Section of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), calls for the quashing of the death sentence by stoning passed by a Shariah Court in Gwadabawa, Sokoto State, Nigeria, on Mrs. Safiyat Hussain, a 35 year old woman and nursing mother, allegedly for committing adultery. 

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Dec 2002

Miss World:

Debasing Women For Profit Sake

On 7th December, Nigeria will host the Miss World "beauty" pageant in Abuja, the federal capital. Private interests as well as the government are investing millions of dollars in this programme. Among the leading personalities behind it is the wife of the president herself, Chief (Mrs) Stella Obasanjo.  

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