Labour Act Section 55(1) prohibits a woman from being employed on night work in a public or any agricultural undertaking (with the exception in Section 55(7) of female nurses and women in management positions who are not engaged in manual labour section). Section 56(1) prevents women from engaging in any underground work in any mine.
The Child’s Rights Act (CRA): Summary The Nigerian government signed and ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991 and the African Union’s Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in 2003, going further to incorporate both instruments into domestic law by promulgating the Child’s Right Act in 2003.
Summary The National Gender Policy was approved by the Federal Executive Council in 2006 The goal of the policy is to “build a just society devoid of discrimination, harness the full potentials of all social groups regardless of sex or circumstance, promote the enjoyment of fundamental human rights and protect the health, social, economic and
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Drafted by: Abosede George-Ogan and Rosemond Phil-Othihiwa Hosted by: Abosede George-Ogan: Co-Founder ElectHERSpeaker: Hon. Tolulope Akande- Sadipe; Member House of Representatives, Oluyole Federal Constituency, Chairperson House of Representatives “Committee in Diaspora” 1.0 INTRODUCTION According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Nigeria currently ranks 181 out of 193 Countries on Women in Parliament. This session explored the need
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by Ibijoke Faborode When she voiced her ambition about attending Princeton university, she was condemned by her high school guidance counsellor of reaching too high. Refusing to be demoralized, she went on not only to attend Princeton but Havard law as well. In 2009 she became the first black First lady of the United States of America, redefining the
Political declaration on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women We, the Ministers and representatives of Governments, Having gathered at the sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, in New York, on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995, to undertake a review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action1 and the outcome documents of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century...
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 by Ibijoke Faborode
In commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day, female legislators from across the country, under the auspices of Women in Parliament (WIP) Committee of the National Assembly converged in Lagos at a retreat to review critical national issues, particularly as they affect women and children. The retreat was an opportunity to enhance the technical capacity of female legislators and design an agenda for improved political inclusion of women in politics and governance.
an edited excerpt from Jean Sinzdak… Take a Seat at the Table (and help other women pull up their chairs)The late American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm said: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” The fastest and most effective way to make change at policymaking tables is to sit
What Will It Take To Make A Woman President? by Marianne Schnall What Inspires Us | More timely than ever, What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Features interviews with female politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an attempt to discover the obstacles that have held women back and