Theses Master's

The Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill: Nigeria’s Track Record of its Commitment to Women’s Rights

Mohammed, Amal

The Nigerian legislature has failed to enact The Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill 2016, a piece of legislation that would domesticate The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women in Nigeria. Strong religious and cultural convictions, misunderstanding of the notion of gender equality, and poor strategic approaches from civil society organizations, have contributed to this result. In order to ensure that Nigeria is meeting its international obligations, it is important for advocates of the bill from the legislature and civil society to adapt their strategies so that they are better suited at targeting the factors that are directly hindering the success of the bill.

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Academic Units
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Thesis Advisors
Dauer, Sheila
M.A., Columbia University
Published Here
May 22, 2019