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CISLAC AND SOTU CALL FOR THE ENACTMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN LEGISLATIONS IN NIGERIA

CISLAC AND SOTU CALL FOR THE ENACTMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN LEGISLATIONS IN NIGERIA
CISLAC/SOTU, Abuja
March 7, 2013
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in partnership with the State of the African Union (SOTU) campaign congratulates women around the world especially those in Nigeria as today marks the International Women’s Day (IWD). The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2013 is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”.
The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) is a pioneering women’s rights legal instrument that was passed by The African Union (AU) in 2003. It took into consideration the rights of women, the need for equality and freedom from discrimination; hence, guaranteeing comprehensive rights to women including the right to take part in the political process, social and political equality with men, […]