Civic groups are planning to stage National Women's marches across the country on Saturday, October 31. Gatherings are expected in the country's major urban centers, including Cotonou and Porto Novo. Marches of this kind were previously held on Monday, October 26, to demand better assistance to victims of gender-based violence (GBV).
A heightened security presence should be anticipated in the vicinity of any protests, along with disruptions to overland travel.
That in-county are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.