My writings on globalization as they relate to migration, gender, political economy and development
Discrimination against Nigerian Women, Introduction
Domestic, Regional, and International Protection of NigerianWomen against Discrimination: Constraints and Possibilities. African Studies Quarterly, Volume 6, Issue 3, Fall 2002.
Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome
Discrimination against women is defined by Article 1 of the
United Nations Convention onthe Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women
of 1979 (heretofore referred to as the1979 Convention or CEDAW) as "any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis ofsex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment orexercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men andwomen, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural,civil or any other field." By May 2001, 168 countries had ratified CEDAW. Forty-six of them areAfrican. Nigeria signed the convention on 23 April 1984 and ratified it without any reservationson 13 June 1985, and it ratified the optional protocol to CEDAW on 8 September 2001. It madeits first report to the Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women in 1986, and submitted its second report in 1998. Among other things, his paper focuses on the extent to which Nigerian women's de jure rights line up with their de facto experiences. The full paper is available at: https://shorturl.at/nqKX3. Watch this space for a multipart reading of the entire paper.
Appreciation! The video of the second, which is equally the last session of “Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Academia: An Online Roundtable Discussion” organized by the Lagos Studies Association Women’s Mentoring Network, is now available. We thank everyone who made these two events possible. Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi did an excellent job of moderating the events, making sure everything went as planned. Carli Coetzee and Lynn Schler worked behind the scene to conceptualize the roundtable and to develop the call for participation. The conversation was rich, thought-provoking, and boundary-shifting because our speakers (Lola Akande, Judith Byfield, Abosede George, Taibat Lawanson, Mojubaolu Okome, Charmaine Pereira, and Yetunde Zaid) intellectualized the problem. They combined personal experience with their knowledge of institutional politics to expand the repertoire of discourse. Other members of the Women’s Mentoring Network (Peju Layiwola and Oyeronke O
Want to know what I think about sexual harassment? I participated in a roundtable discussion on this subject on Saturday, September 12 Here's the recording from last week and the announcement of the next roundtable. The video recording of the first session of Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Academia: An Online Roundtable Discussion organized by the Lagos Studies Association Women’s Mentoring Network is now available. Many thanks to the speakers and participants. The second session will take place this Saturday, September 19 at 3 pm (Nigeria Time) 10 am NY time(EST).
#112ChibokGirls have been in Boko Haram captivity For 1821 days #LeahSharibu for 414 days #AliceNgaddah for 404 days Thousands of other Nigerians are also held captive. We must keep demanding their rescue And reunification with their families. #BringBackOurDaughters #FiveYearsTooLong #HopeEndures #NoMoreExcuses #BringBackOurGirls #BBOG