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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Gender Equality bill scales second reading at the senate

The Gender Equality Opportunity (GEO) Bill which suffered major setback in March this year, passed for second reading at the senate today September 29th.

The bill which is being sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi, seeks to amongst other things address women's freedom of movement, female economic activity, girls' access to education, equal rights for women in marriage, divorce, property/land ownership and inheritance, appropriate measures against gender discrimination in political and public life and prohibitions of violence to women.

It was first rejected by majority of the male senators when it was first read in March as most of them felt the bill if passed will give women more power and this according to them was against the African culture. Some of the senators even alleged that the bill if passed will turn some women into prostitutes and lesbians.

The bill was mentioned on the floor today and was not opposed by any of the senators. It has now being forwarded to the senate Committee on Judiciary for more legislative consideration.

16 comments:

OSINANL said...

*SIGH* IS DEAD ON ARRIVAL

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Chizzy Liz said...

*************************they all decided to goan borrow sense...... Imana bfr container sense fa mere nghafu*********now dem don go pack am..... Ndi agwu isi ocha**********ndi oji amu ejighi brain

Diva-Chilee said...

Nice1,been waiting for this news long time. Pls they shld look into it n address it wella. If they keep rejecting it,we keep protesting for it. Is right time men shld stop treating women like slaves.

Chizzy Liz said...

*************************they all decided to goan borrow sense...... Imana bfr container sense fa mere nghafu*********now dem don go pack am..... Ndi agwu isi ocha**********ndi oji amu ejighi brain

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dats good! Linda take note!

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Uju Phil said...

Great news...

Eleojo Blessing said...

whatever

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Nice one.

Odibe Blessing said...

Nice!they shld do smtin positive asap

Ene Osang said...

Good one! Most people don't understand what gender equality means I hope they are aware now. Women are not trying to replace patriarchy with matriarchy, we only want equal opportunity

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Godwin adanugu said...

It OK,women should be ready to make the house keeping 50/50,it is very good at least when we go out we share the bills on every thing,like school fee house rent feeding, men will now live longer no more thinking on how to take care of the home

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