Protocol watch


Niger did not ratify the Maputo Protocol but signed it on July, 2004. 

  • 2012: Labour Code amended to prohibit ground of discrimination and increase penalities for such acts in the workplace. Moreover, Article 178 of the Labour Code ensures that pregnant women are entitled to 14 weeks paid co-financed by the employer and government, and cannot be fired as a result of their pregnancy.
  • 2014: Quota Act amended and raises quotas from 10% to 15%. Source (p. 177): The total budget for implementing the National Action Plan is $2.2m (Mali CFA 1,276,000,000.
  • The 2009-2019 Ten-Year Plan includes measures to combat all forms of gender-based violence.