Gender Equal Opportunity Bill 2016

Gender Equal Opportunity Bill 2016

Sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujinmi (PDP, Ekiti) in the Senate, this bill seeks to incorporate and enforce certain provisions of the United Nations CEDAW and other global/continental instruments on the rights of women in Africa.   Download full bill below....
WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 06, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 06, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 06, 2017 Women are more educated than men, but gender inequality persists, says new study Women in developed countries have surpassed men in level of education. Other gender equality measures, however, including equal pay and women in...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 WARDC urges NBA to develop interest in women’s rights Worried by high rates of maternal mortality in some parts of Nigeria, Women Advocates and Research Documentation Centre (WARDC) has urged the Nigerian Bar Association...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 The Results Are In: Women Are Great For Business, But Still Getting Pushed Out In the past several years, research has shown that the increase of women in leadership is helping businesses to thrive in unprecedented ways. The...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Singapore swears in first female president amid criticism Singapore has announced its first female president, who is also the first head of state to come from the county’s Malay community in almost five decades. Yet...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 08, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 08, 2017 Damaging effects of unreported gender-based violence It should also be noted, the alarming rate at which sexual assault is experienced by adolescences. In a five-year study on sexual violence cases in Lagos, adolescents (ages...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 More equality for a stronger economy Achieving gender equality is not merely a moral and social imperative for Côte d’Ivoire, but also an economic one. Were the country to successfully reduce current levels of discrimination...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 25, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 25, 2017 Lagos @ 50: Women Group Organise Gender Dialogue A Non-Governmental Organisation, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), has called on policy makers in Nigeria to reassess the level and effectiveness of her...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 18, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 18, 2017 History as Kenya set to have first women elected governors, senators Six women were on the verge of making political history in Kenya on Wednesday after they were elected to key seats that evaded female politicians in the last...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 11, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 11, 2017 Tunisia passes historic law to end violence against women and girls Tunisia made historic strides by passing its first national law to combat violence against women on 26 July, 2017. The long-awaited legislation, which passed...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER August 4, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER August 4, 2017 Women face uphill task as they fight for their space in political arena Though, Kenya having a strong and enabling legal framework to support gender equality and give women equal opportunities, they still lag behind on all...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 28, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 28, 2017 In Kenya women gear up for County elections Abdia Gole, 33, is a recent graduate of Business Management from one of the leading universities in Kenya, and a candidate for the upcoming County Assembly elections for Gorbo Ward,...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 21, 2017

Amazons In Lagos Grassroots Election Before now, many believe vying for political office is all about the men while women are expected to sit back and cheer the men folk. Women seem to have taken the bull by the horn, as many are now interested in contesting for...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 14, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 14, 2017 Gender equality is a precondition for all other global goals to be met Gender equality and women’s empowerment are integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This thematic spotlight is part of a series...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 7, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 7, 2017 14-year-old Nigerian filmmaker, Zuriel Oduwole honored by UNESCO Zuriel Oduwole, the 14-year-old Nigerian filmmaker, and advocate, who has received much fame on the international scene recently, was a guest of the United Nations...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 3, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER July 3, 2017 Planning and budgeting for empowerment and equality Public plans and budgets are an expression of national priorities. When they take gender into account, they can be designed to end discrimination. Read more All-Girls Teen...