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Women and Gender in Nigeria. Relative Political and Economic Power. Only 56% of women are literate Only 32% of people in the government are women Only 7.5% of the Nigerian National Assembly (aka Congress) seats are held by women Only 22% of women have access to bank loans
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Ladies and Gender in Nigeria

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Relative Political and Economic Power Only 56% of ladies are proficient Only 32% of individuals in the administration are ladies Only 7.5% of the Nigerian National Assembly (otherwise known as Congress) seats are held by ladies Only 22% of ladies have entry to bank credits Women win less for similar occupations The Sharia Law being executed in the northern parts of the nation is harming sex equity America has more sexual orientation uniformity in all zones

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Women\'s Rights Women\'s rights in Nigeria look at similarly (if not unfavorably) to that of ladies in the United States, this is generally because of the religious and social restricts that Nigerian culture has. Marriage for example has been Polygamous for quite a long time (which starts from tribal societies and variations of Islamic culture), despite the fact that it is starting to wind down. On the off chance that the couple is unsuccessful in life or monetary standing, the lady is by and large faulted. As a rule men debase the work a lady does at home (one of only a handful few spots they are permitted to work) and can promptly desert the lady and their family whenever.

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Womens (cont) Abortion is generally illicit in Nigeria, and has even been demonstrated that the most against fetus removal bunches comprise of ladies. All things considered, through the extremely social occupants that have constrained ladies and modernization, ladies\' rights are quickly extending in Nigeria. Shari\'ah law allows numerous rights to ladies, (for example, owning land and having work), and men are starting to see esteem in ladies as they take Higher positioning employments. Ladies likewise are ensured suffrage in the Nigerian Constitution, there is even a Ministry of Women to ensure Nigerian ladies\' rights are secured

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Links: http://www.postcolonialweb.org/nigeria/contwomen.html http://www.iheu.org/hub/1134 Wikipedia

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Attitudes about Homosexuality 2007 Pew Global Attitudes Project: 97% of Nigeria occupants said that homosexuality ought to be  rejected  by society - Religion: Christianity and Islam - HIV/AIDS: pessimistic shame

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Nigerian Law Chapter 21, Articles 214 & 217 of Nigerian corrective code: Imprisonment up to 14 yrs for same-sex sexual action Cross-dressing\'s relationship with homosexuality - > discipline even where the Shari\'a law doesn\'t have any significant bearing

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Sharia Law 100 lashes and one year detainment for unmarried Muslim men Death by stoning for wedded or separated Muslim men Prohibits men from dressing as ladies or tending to each different as ladies and Muslim men have been punished 

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Politics and Homosexuality Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act 2006: dubious draft charge proposed in Nigeria -Intent of bill was to boycott anything related or really gay in the nation -Criticism from United States and other human rights associations -Obasanjo Administration\'s endeavor to engage open slant in his endeavors for decision year  The People\'s Democratic Party and the All Nigeria Peoples Party: two best political gatherings in Nigeria - > keep up a plainly unfriendly position on LGBT-rights. 

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Politics and Homosexuality (cont) Various assurances ensuring all natives measure up to rights and different rights like medicinal services and equivalent open door in working environment - > still no enactment (like 14 th alteration) to ensure against segregation or provocation ^ http://pewglobal.org/reports/pdf/258.pdf http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2008/af/119018.htm http://www.365gay.com/Newscon06/01/011906nigeria.htm

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Turning Points 1901 – Colonization and Western impacts limited ladies\' investment in legislative issues 1954-1975 – offered right to vote 1954: Eastern area 1955: Western district 1959: Southern locale 1975: Northern district 1996 – BAOBAB shaped to bring issues to light about ladies\' rights 1999 - Nigerian Constitution outlaws segregation in view of sex 2000 – usage of Sharia law put confinements on privileges of ladies Ex: Sex without any father present rebuffed by death 2006 – Nigeria Feminist Forum – different Nigerian ladies\' gatherings accumulated to examine social changes

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Sources http://www.postcolonialweb.org/nigeria/contwomen.html http://www.consultancyafrica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=551:baobab-expanding nigerian-womens-rights-through-sharia-law&catid=90:optimistic-africa&Itemid=295 http://www.iheu.org/hub/1134

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Women\'s Movement In 1982 a national meeting was held at Ahmadu Bello University where a national women\'s activist development was introduced Nigeria\'s college taught ladies exhibited that they trusted the place of ladies in the public eye required a purposeful exertion and merited a place on the national plan; nonetheless, the general population observation, stayed a long ways behind

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Main Women\'s rights Activists Margaret Ekpo a spearheading female government official in the nation\'s First Republic A main individual from a class of customary Nigerian ladies activists and assumed a noteworthy parts as a grassroot and patriot legislator in the Eastern Nigerian city of Aba Won a seat into the Eastern Regional House of Assembly in 1961. A position that permitted her to battle for issues influencing ladies at the time. Specifically, were issues on the advance of ladies in financial and political matters, particularly in the regions of transportation around real streets prompting markets and provincial transportation when all is said in done Elizabeth Adekogbe She was the pioneer of the Ibadan-based Women\'s Movement. Primary goals: all inclusive suffrage, confirmation of ladies to Native Authority chambers, the selection of individuals toward the Western House of Assembly, enlistment of more young ladies in auxiliary schools, and a decrease in the lady of the hour cost.

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Modern Attitudes Towards Women Still genuinely primitive, seen as lower than men Still can\'t have premature births Not dynamic in legislative issues Rarely can/do keep initiative parts Still more averse to get auxiliary level instruction

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Current Women Leaders Diana Wiwa Key pioneer in the battle for human rights and natural issues Major General Aderonke Kale The most noteworthy positioning female officer in the Nigerian Army Christina Anyanwu Famous creator granted the International Press Freedom Award.

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