Gabon introduces laws to promote gender equality, relax abortion rules

MARCH 26, 2021
By Reuters Staff

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon’s government has proposed new laws to promote gender equality and loosen restrictions on abortion, Prime Minister Rose Christiane Raponda said on Friday.

Parliament is expected to vote during its current session to allow divorce by mutual consent and to eliminate requirements that women obey their husbands and notify them when they open a bank account, Raponda told Reuters in an interview.