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The Solidarity Center in Nigeria joins with pro-poor and pro-democracy organizations to remedy inequalities, such as empowering women in the Kpor community. Credit: Ken Nwiueh

 

In Nigeria, the Solidarity Center allies with the country’s two major labor federations, the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The Solidarity Center also joins with other labor groups such as the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) and pro-poor and pro-democracy organizations in a collective effort to remedy economic inequality and protect citizens’ civil and labor rights.

The Solidarity Center also has furthered gender equality by joining with NANNM and successfully encouraging women’s leadership and involvement in the union.

Media Contact

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(+1) 202-974 -8369

 

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