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Nigeria: Gender Equality Bill passes through second reading

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A bill to entrench gender equality and elimination of all forms of discrimination against women scaled through second reading in the Senate on Thursday.

Sponsor of the bill , Senator Abiodun Olujimi, in her presentation, explained that Nigeria has not been fair to women in the appointment into offices, adding that they have been discriminated against as well.
She noted that the nation is a signatory to various United Nations charters on rights of women in Africa, but regretted that such rights have been breached.
She stated that if the bill scales through as envisaged, it would domesticate the various treaties to the effect that the 35% affirmation of women will bring them into the mainstream of governance.
“A Bill for an Act to incorporate and enforce certain provisions of the United Nations Convention on elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, the protocol to African Charter on Human Rights and People’s Rights of Women in Africa and other matters,” Olujimi submitted.

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