Letter from Africa: Why has Nigeria rejected paternity leave?

Letter from Africa: Why has Nigeria rejected paternity leave?
 

In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about the strong opposition to paternity leave in Nigeria.
For a change, it's Nigerian men at the receiving end of outlandish deliberations by our nation's lawmakers. We, women, are usually the victims.
In 2016 for example, Nigeria attracted global head-shaking when its parliament refused to pass a gender equality bill.
Among other rights, that legislation sought to protect Nigerian women from violence, and allow widows to inherit their husband's property.
Then a few months ago as... read more

 
13 June 2018 in World News, Views: 103
Source: BBC
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