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WEP ASSESSES GENDER-RESPONSIVENESS OF BENUE STATE POLICIES AND LEGISLATIONS

Supported by the Kingdom of Netherlands, Women Environmental Programme (WEP), carried out assessment of policies and legislations of Benue State, to ascertain how well these policies and legislations have addresses gender issues and how well they will contribute to the actualization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is part of the activities under her project “Ensuring Effective Implementation of Programmes, Policies and Legislations, that Contribute Towards Achieving Gender Equality in Nigeria by 2030.” WEP had in March 2017, engaged a Consultant,...

WEP TRAINS BENUE STATE LEGISLATORS, EXECUTIVES AND AIDS, ON GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN PROGRAMMES, POLICIES AND LEGISLATIONS

Nigeria is a signatory to several United Nations and African Union Instruments that promote and protect rights of women and encourage their participation in decision-making. Some of these instruments are: United Nations Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); the African Charter on Human Rights; the Beijing Platform for Action; the Rio Declaration of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; Sustainable Development Goals etc. All these instruments have one provision or the other on...

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