7TH & 8TH CEDAW COUNTRY PERIODIC REPORT QUALITATIVE QUESTIONNAIRE
Nigeria as a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is in the process of preparing the 7th and 8th Periodic Country Report. This questionnaire is to enable stakeholders make input.
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What has your establishment done to ensure there is consistency and coherence in the implementation of CEDAW at all levels of governance? S.9
What has been done to disseminate the present concluding observations to all relevant ministries, to the National and State Assemblies and the judiciary in order to ensure their effective implementation? S.9 S.10
What steps have you taken to ensure the justiciability and enforceability of CEDAW in Nigerian Courts S.11
What measures have been put in place towards reforms of discriminatory laws against women? S.14
What steps have been taken to ensure the amendment of section 26 (2) of the constitution to allow a Nigeria woman to transmit her nationality to her foreign spouse on the same basis as a Nigerian man? S.13
What efforts are being made to abrogate discriminatory laws at both Federal & State levels e.g. Section 55 of the Panel Code of Northern Nigeria, section 55 Cap 198 of the 2004 Labour Act of Nigeria and Section 360 of the Criminal Code? S.14
Advocacy / Campaigns
Civil Society Organizations
The general public
What efforts have been made to amend section 29(4)(b) of the constitution which states that a woman is deemed to be of full age upon marriage and thereby lending support to child marriages? (S.16)
Has your state passed the Child’s Right Law? If yes, When? (S.16)
What legal reforms are being put in place to eliminate discrimination against women in marriage, divorce, custody of children and inheritance? (S.17)
What updates exist on the review of family laws by Nigerian law Reform Commission towards the reform of marriage and family laws in line with Articles 2 & 16 of the Constitution at national and state levels? (S.18)
Patriarchal attitudes towards leadership, education, inheritance & others
Deep rooted stereotypes concerning women’s roles and responsibilities
Subordination such as male child preference within the family and society?
Enactment of legislation
Long term strategies
Awareness raising programmes targeting women and men at all levels of society?
Are there reports of periodic reviews to assess the impact of measures in questions 16 and 17 above? (S.20)
What is the extent of collaboration amongst Governments., CSOs, media, community leaders, religious groups, etc. to eliminate all harmful traditional, cultural norms and Practices? (S.22)
Is there any legislation to prohibit Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at national & State levels
What are the penalties for perpetrators
Are there remedies and support for survivors of FGM at national and state levels?
What are the long term strategies put in place to create awareness and education for traditional rulers, religious leaders, women organizations and the general public on FGM? (S.22)
Infrastructure and others
What comprehensive measures have been adopted to address Violence Against Women and girls (VAWG)? (S.23)
Offer immediate redress and protection for survivors
Prosecute & punish perpetrators?
Law enforcement personnel
Health service providers
What programmes are in place for creating awareness/sensitization on VAWG for the general public?
What are the additional support and Counseling services for survivors of violence including shelter at national and state levels (medical, legal, security and psycho-social)?
Development Partners(national and international)
What are the measures put in place to capture the data and trends of the prevalence of VAWG in Nigeria by your organisation?
What additional measures are in place to ensure full implementation of the NAPTIP Act?
What steps have been taken to intensify international, regional and bi-lateral cooperation with other countries of origin, transit, and destination of trafficked persons?
What measures have been taken to give priority attention to the protection, counseling and rehabilitation of survivors and witnesses?
List countries of origin, transit, and destination with which Nigeria has entered into bi-lateral agreement on trafficking in persons.
To what extent has the time table and bench mark been followed and what are the outcomes?
Nigeria Police Force
What is the extent of the implementation of the relevant ILO Conventions in Nigeria?
What are the intervention measures put in place at national & state levels to ensure equal opportunities for women and men in labour market (opportunities and remuneration)?
What measures are available to women in informal labour sector to ensure their access to social services at national and state levels?
What are the efforts made in terms of legislation, sanctions, civil remedies & compensations prohibiting sexual harassment in the work place in the public and private sectors?
What is the progress made on the draft labour bill and its content in relation to prohibition of discrimination in employment, occupation, equal remuneration for work of equal value?
What is the Status of regulations and practices relating to maternity leave and marital status in public and private sector?
Are there restrictions on marriage and pregnancy?
Does your organization have workplace policy that addresses sexual harassment?
Provide sample hand books
Integrating a gender perspective into its reforms
Improving women’s access to quality and affordable health and health related services
Introducing a holistic and life cycle approach to women’s health
What policies and programmes aimed at preventing and combating malaria and HIV have been put in place? (what is the current status on prevalence rate of malaria/ HIV among men and women)?
What awareness raising campaigns are being implemented to enhance women’s knowledge of health issues especially to prevent and control malaria, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS?
What measures/new initiatives have been put in place as a matter of priority, to reduce high maternal mortality rate?
What has been the impact of the measures/new initiatives especially in the rural areas in making informed choices and child spacing?.
What changes/reforms have been made in respect of laws on abortion?
Women’s knowledge of reproductive health issues.
Knowledge of reproductive health issues for girls
Sex education promotion targeted at adolescent girls and boys
Sustainable development by Government at all levels
What are the updates on Women Fund for Economic Empowerment (WOFEE) and Business Development Fund for Women (BUDFOW)?
What are the new initiatives aimed at economically empowering women?
Access to land
Electricity & solar energy
Income generation activities
What is the extent of participation of rural women in the formulation and implementation of programmes and initiatives designed to empower women economically? (including WOFEE and BUDFOW)
What efforts are being made to provide female headed household with access to credit facilities aimed at reducing poverty?
People Living with Disabilities
People Living with HIV and AIDS etc
Access to health
Protection of Internally Displaced Persons from violence
Capacity building and training
Has the Inter-ministerial Task Force on Gender and Peace Keeping been established to pay particular attention to the structure/conditions of Internally Displaced women and children?
Has Government accepted Article 20(1) of the CEDAW concerning the meeting time of the Committee?
To what extent has Nigeria fulfilled its obligations to CEDAW on Economic Empowerment in relation to Beijing Platform For Action?
What measures are in place to mainstream Gender into the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals?
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and
The Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
Women’s and human rights org
What progress has been made with the parliamentarians to take actions with regards to the implementation of these concluding recommendations.
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