country: Benin

The Maputo Protocol is now available in Zarma and Hausa

Through the All for Maputo Protocol Initiative, supported by Sida and Equality Now, SOAWR member Réseau des Femmes Leaders pour le Développement (RFLD) has translated the Maputo Protocol into the languages of Hausa and Zarma. Hausa is a language spoken by the Hausa people in Chad, and mainly within the northern half of Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and the southern half of Niger, with significant minorities in Sudan, Benin and Côte d’Ivoire. According to Britannica, the Hausa language is the most important indigenous lingua franca in West and Central Africa, spoken as a first or second language by about 40–50 million people. Zarma is

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