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A Review of Nigeria’s Laws, Policies, and Practices Protecting Women from Discriminatory Acts

A Review of Nigeria’s Laws, Policies, and Practices Protecting Women from Discriminatory Acts

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Human rights are rights that, through the course of history, have gradually been guaranteed to all men and women.

ladies of any ethnicity or religious persuasion or background. These rights extend to the unborn child in the sense that

specific scenarios. On the other hand, in many civilizations, women are expected to submit to

laws, policies, and practices that derogate from equal protection under the law have discriminatory inclinations.

solely as a result of their gender, they were denied their human rights.

A great number of international instruments have been established in order to combat these adverse effects.

trends, in particular via the efforts of the United Nations al, Scientific, and Cultural Organization,

International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations al, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Organization (I.L.O)

For example, in Nigeria, women are more likely to face discrimination in social, political, and economic spheres.

economic and cultural . This is despite the fact that there are official protocols in place.

clauses included into the statutes to ensure everyone is treated equally before the law.

The Constitution of Nigeria, in its whole, with all of its core provisions, serves as the “grund norm.”

The provisions of rights envision gender equality among all people, regardless of their gender. The

The findings of the show that the equality that has been envisioned is, at most, formal and not real.

despite the fact that the nation is a signatory to several international accords and instruments,

ensure that people of both sexes may enjoy their human rights to the same extent.

It has been suggested that certain laws, cultural behaviors, and traditions contribute to limiting and

women’s ability to fully enjoy their fundamental rights being restricted in any way. The purpose of this is to

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Identify the violations of women’s rights, discuss the repercussions of such violations, and give some solutions.

ways to rein in these hnistic impulses, with a focus on Nigeria in particular.

CHAPTER ONE

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

1.1       BACKGROUND TO 

Women are related to other humans by the behaviors that are based on biological processes, such as

, breastfeeding, and heterosexual sexual activity are all acceptable.

1. Despite this, women have always existed throughout history.

have been forced to contend with both immediate and long-term obstacles to the growth of their own identities and the realization of their full potential.

involvement in the social, political, economic, and cultural endeavors of a variety of nations.

Discrimination against women begins from the moment they are born, beginning with biased

 

A Review of Nigeria’s Laws, Policies, and Practices Protecting Women from Discriminatory Acts

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