country: Nigeria

Alliances for Africa (AfA)

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Nigeria signed the Maputo Protocol in December, 2003 and ratified it on December, 2004.  31 May 2018: President “signed into law a bill amending the 1999 Constitution. “implementation of which will lower the minnimum age requirements for competing for and holding key elected offices both at federal and state levels [….]. This enables the emergence of more young women as aspirants to public office and as party candidates in the 2019 general election”. 2013 (2006): National Gender Policy was approved and then revised in 2013. Since the country has ratified 9 out of the 13 major global human rights frameworks, e.g. The

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