News

Women Petition The Lagos House Of Assembly Over Incessant Harassment By Male Traders At Balogun And Tejuosho Markets

   

A group of women have reportedly petitioned the Lagos House of Assembly over  harassment from male traders in Balogun and Tejuoso markets. According to the petition, this has made shopping become difficult and unsafe for women who patronise these markets.

The petition which was shared on Twitter by Kelechi Duru reads,

RE: HARRASSMENT OF WOMEN IN LAGOS MARKET (NOTABLY BALOGUN AND TEJUOSO MARKETS).

We begin this OPEN PETITION to the House of Assembly with this quote from the “HANDMAID ‘s TALE BY MARGARET ATWOOD :NO MAN SHOUTS OBSCENITIES AT US, SPEAK TO US, TOUCHES US , NO ONE WHISTLES.”

This centres on UNCEASING HARRASSMENTS TO WOMEN IN PUBLIC PLACES especially at LAGOS MARKETS notably the Lagos Island Balogun AND Tejuoso Model Market, in Yaba local government.

While we appreciate the ongoing improvements and all round developments in LAGOS STATE, we regret to say the harassment being meted out to women at these markets had been a thing of concern both in the past and present times.

There continues to be reports from women about how men of the markets scene harass women who go shopping in these markets.

These experiences leave a bad taste in the psyche of the victims. It makes shopping in Lagos market unpleasant and unsafe for women. 

Women find it so much embarrassing to find men(traders) attempting to or holding their waists, attempting to touch their breast whistling or speaking obscenities at them.

 

Promote your business to Nigerian women. Put your Text AD here.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Oteri Naomi

    Oteri Naomi

    June 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    That is true o

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

One of our favourite quotes at Woman.NG is a line from Emeli Sande’s Read All About It; “If you’ve got the heart of a lion, why let your voice be tamed?” This has inspired us to publish Nigerian women’s take on about everything. From conceiving a child to burying an old loved one and every life experience in between them - Nigerian women’s stories, opinions, issues, debates, advice, news etc. Read More >>

For Adverts & Enquiries:

- Product Reviews
- Pre & Post Event Publicity
- Sponsored posts
- Advert and Promotions
- Partnerships
- General Enquiries
Email: info@woman.ng
08177780045

Contact Us

Do you have a question for our editors?
Want your personal stories or opinions to be published on woman.ng?
Think you have what it takes to work with us?
Want to advertise your products or services on woman.ng?

Please contact us: info@woman.ng

Copyright © 2015 Woman.NG. Designed by Soft Runner

To Top