The rights of women in Nigeria: a myth or a reality?

Opeyemi Fadeyibi, Obafemi Awolowo University
Adeola Akinbuwa
Adedini Sunday, Obafemi Awolowo University

In Nigeria, there has been much debate about the rights of women and it is expected that the bill concerning the rights will soon be signed into law. The question however is whether this law will make any difference in the life of an average Nigerian woman. What does the average Nigerian woman know about these rights? Will women in all cadres of Nigerian life be affected by this law on the rights of women? What are the likely obstacles to the full realization of these rights by Nigerian women? This write up seeks to answer these and some other questions that have to do with law guiding the rights of women in Nigeria.

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