As part of its Women’s Rights initiative, LEDAP, the Lagos State branch of the National Coalition for Affirmative Action (NCAA) in partnership LASGAT and SAVI, has renewed its efforts to ensure the smooth passage of the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill (GEOB).
This is to commence with an Expert Harmonization Meeting scheduled to hold in November 2015, aimed at finalizing the harmonization process of the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill (GEOB) bill. The experts earmarked for this meeting will be experts in the field of law/ legal drafting and members of the drafting team from the Lagos State House of Assembly. It is hoped that at the end of this meeting, a revised, unified and suitable bill will be produced. After which the bill will be presented to a larger house.
This bill is proposed by the National Coalition on Affirmative Action (NCAA), which is an umbrella organization made up of over 150 NGOs committed to the promotion and protection of the human rights of women especially their political participation. The bill has been so far has been passed in Imo, Anambra, Kogi, Ekiti and Plateau states and are pending in Edo, Ebonyi, Rivers, Enugu, Kaduna states amongst others.