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Hafsat Abiola addressing a 16 October women's empowerment rally in Nigeria

Hafsat Abiola addressing a 16 October women's empowerment rally in Nigeria Credit: Projekthope

 

 

A 16 October 2010 rally to empower Nigerian women to participate in the 2011 Nigerian elections. The nonpartisan event was sponsored by Projekthope, a civil society organization, and held in Oyo state. The featured speaker was Ms. Hafsat Abiola-Costello, the daughter of Moshood Abiola, the winner of the annulled presidential election of 1993. He was imprisoned and later died in custody. Today Ms. Abiola campaigns for human rights, democracy and women's political empowerment in Nigeria. Special thanks to Steve Aborisade at Projekthope.

 

 

For more on African women's struggles for equality see:

 

www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol24no2-3/african-wom...

 

www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/subjindx/women.html

 

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Taken on October 20, 2010