COURT GIVES VERDICT ON CONSTITUTIONAL GENDER EQUALITY

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The Federal High Court in Abuja, on 6 April 2022 delivered judgement in favour of Nigerian women on the litigation process on Affirmative Action.

A Statement signed by Esther Alaribe of Women Radio states that Nigerian Women were represented by Marshal Abubakar of Falana and Falana Chambers.

Nigerian women have been said to have suffered marginalization in the Nigerian Political Space. As a result, they proceeded with a litigation process to clearly state and reiterate the anti-discriminatory provisions of the Nigerian Constitution and Gender Equality in Nigeria as enshrined in the Constitution.

The litigation process which has been on since 2020 has come to an end with victory for Nigerian Women and it is hoped that with this clear interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution, Nigeria’s political space will reflect inclusive governance and allow for an enabling environment for women in politics.

Nigerian Women were represented by a coalition of women groups including the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF), Women Empowerment and Legal Aid (WELA), Women in Politics Forum (WIPF), Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD- WEST AFRICA), Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), Vision Spring Initiatives (VSI), YIAGA Africa, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and 100 Women Lobby Group.

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