Nigeria

Press Release by the Nigerian Feminist Forum on the resolution by the Senate to alter section 29(a) of the Constitution

Lagos, Nigeria, 17 July 2013 The Nigerian Feminist Forum (NFF) is greatly concerned about the resolution by the Senate to alter section 29(a) of the Constitution which stipulates that a woman shall not be qualified for marriage until she attains 18 years of age. ThisDay, one of Nigerian’s leading national newspapers June 17th, page 10, […]

Rosalie Eldora Sindi Medar-Gould: 27th May 1944 – 9th April 2013

I cannot really remember when I met Sindi. I’ve tried hard in the last few days since the news of her death; tried recalling when I met her and under what circumstances and am sure, a sister somewhere would have been witness to our meeting because that was how Sindi was. She gathered us like […]

Promoting opportunities for the emergence of the First Female Chief Judge of Osun State

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE:  Promoting opportunities for the emergence of the First Female Chief Judge of Osun State The Nigerian Feminist Forum (NFF) calls on his Excellency, Governor Rauf Aregbesola Governor of Osun State to apply the principles of gender equality and fairness to protect women’s human rights within Osun State. Two female judges, Hon. […]

Human Rights and Legal Implications of The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill, 2011 On Every Nigerian Citizen

A briefing Communiqué for His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, & The Senate and the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria   An analysis Prepared by Nigerian civil society organizations, human rights organizations, feminist groups, social health workers, activists and NGOs     EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   This is […]