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Gender and Equal Opportunities (GEO) Bill

We joined feminist and non-feminist organisations to advocate for this Bill as it makes provisions for women’s access to political spaces using a 35% quota system for women, women’s access to family planning and agricultural produce and loans among other important key issues it captures. This Bill which was presented by Senator Abiodun Olujimi leans on the international treaty, Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, which Nigeria is a signatory to has been rejected over four times by the Nigerian Houses of Assembly. Efforts are currently in place to strategize a new course of advocacy.