Protocol on the Rights of Women

AfA with Support from Equality Now Implements the CODMAP Project

To curb the high levels of discrimination, marginalization and under representation of women in governance, leadership, decision-making spaces and to ensure that women’s rights are protected and enforced in Nigeria, Alliances for Africa with support from Equality Now will be implementing a project tagged, “Coalition for the Domestication of the Maputo Protocol in Nigeria”, CODMAP.

The one-year project which is targeted at advocating for the domestication of the Maputo in Nigeria as a framework for better protection for women and girls, has an ultimate goal to promote, advance, the protection of human rights of women and girls in Nigeria through the domestication of the Maputo.

AfA will work with a coalition of Civil Society Organization made up of women led feminist organization carefully selected across the geo-political zones of Nigeria, using a multi-sectoral approach. The aim will be to stir up conversations as well as adopt strategic lobbying and advocacies towards the domestication of the protocol.

Major outcomes the project is expected to cover are:

  • To improve networking, synergies and organizing by women-led Feminist organizations and civil society organizations across Nigeria towards the domestication of the Maputo Protocol.
  • To strengthen Capacity, systems, engagements and strategies of CODMAP members towards the domestication and Implementation of the Protocol beyond Ratification in Nigeria.
  • To strengthen support base among state and non-state actors on the domestication and implementation of the Protocol in Nigeria beyond ratification.

Activities have also been designed to ensure sustained efforts especially through the establishment of a coalition, the media engagements and the virtual review meetings will allow CODMAP members discuss and provide new, relevant information, developments and strategies that will accelerate progress towards the goal. To read and understand more about the Maputo Protocol, kindly click on the link: https://alliancesforafrica.org/protocol-on-the-rights-of-women-maputo/

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