MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER EMPOWERMENT: LAWS.
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
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
October, 2011. The document provides guidelines for all MDAs for gender
programming thereby enhancing gender mainstreaming.
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.