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Nigeria

Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil y de los pueblos indígenas, que promueven la igualdad de derechos sobre la tierra

  • The Nigerian chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) was founded in 1964. FIDA is an NGO and a women’s rights advocacy group originally formed in 1944 by a group of seven women lawyers from Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States of America.
  • The objectives of FIDA-Nigeria are to: promote the welfare of women and children; highlight the harmful effects of particular laws and practices with a view towards eradicating them. FIDA provides free legal services to women and children; operates a massive legal education outreach program to communities, organizations and schools; produces publications to promote legal literacy; and organizes seminars, workshops and conferences. http://www.fidanigeria.org/aboutus.html 
  • BAOBAB For Women’s Human Rights is a not for profit, non-governmental women’s human rights organization, which focuses on women’s legal rights issues under the three systems of law − customary, statutory and religious laws in Nigeria. BAOBAB’s stated mission is “to promote women’s human rights principally via improving knowledge, exercise and development of rights under religious laws, customary laws and statutory laws.” (http://www.baobabwomen.org/index.htm)
  • Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1999. Activities of the organization include legal aid and counselling services for women, mobilization and sensitization, skills training and advocacy for legal reforms. The organization is working on codifying Muslim Family Laws in order to give married women enhanced access to justice, protection of their equal rights in marriage, divorce and ownership of property. The codification will probably facilitate uniform decisions within the judiciary and will enhance the judiciary’s ability to interpret and enforce legislation in a gender-equitable way because the proposed code accommodates both international equality norms and progressive interpretations of Sharia used in other Muslim countries (4). http://www.wrapaifl.org/
  • Women for Women International is and NGO which addresses the needs of women in conflict and post-conflict environments. In Nigeria Women for Women International supports women who are victims of states laws that allow husbands to use physical force against their wives; women who have endured genital cutting; women are often forced to marry very young; women who are being trafficked; thousands of widows who, due to unfair laws cannot inherit their husband’s property, and are forced with their children in extreme poverty. women can access future employment opportunities. (http://www.womenforwomen.org/global-initiatives-helping-women/help-women-nigeria.php)

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