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MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER EMPOWERMENT: LAWS.

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MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER EMPOWERMENT: LAWS.

  1. 1. MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER EMPOWERMENT: LAWS FEMALE CIRCUMCISION (PROHIBITION) LAW 2002 1. This law seeks to prohibit some harmful traditional practices against women such as female circumcision or genital mutilation which may result in disastrous consequences on the physical and mental health of the victims. CHILD RIGHTS LAW (2006) 2. Formulating policies and programmes that will promote the survival and overall Development of the child as entrenched in the United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCR,) Child’s Rights Act (CRA) 2003 and the Ekiti State Child’s Right Law (CRL) 2006 3. GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY (2011) As a way of strengthening gender activities in the State, a gender and development policy was developed for the State. The policy was approved by the Executive Council in June, 2011 and was officially launched for use in the State on 14th October, 2011. The document provides guidelines for all MDAs for gender programming thereby enhancing gender mainstreaming.
  2. 2. 4. GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (PROHIBITION) LAW 2011) With a view to reducing to the barest minimum, Gender-Based Violence, the Governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi signed into law the Ekiti Gender-Based Violence (Prohibition) Bill on the 25th November, 2011. The law also provides for the care of survivors of Gender-Based Violence. 5. EQUAL OPPORTUNITES LAW (2013) The Equal Opportunities Bill was signed into law on the 10th of December, 2013 by the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi with the aim of ensuring equal development and advancement of all persons and prohibiting all forms of Gender-Based discrimination and inequalities in Ekiti State.

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