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What are the rights of women on cultural, traditional, inheritance, burial issues among others?

Discrimination against women is unlawful in Nigeria. Section 15 and 16 of Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination (CEDAW)[1] specifically condemn those relating to the legal capacity of women, parental rights, reproductive rights in relation to spacing and number of children, property, marriage, choosing a family name, profession, education and so on. […]

Am I not protected against discrimination as a child born out of wedlock and what about the Osu caste?

Section 42(2) of the 199 Constitution further provides that: No citizen of Nigeria shall be subjected to any disabilities or deprivation merely by reason of the circumstances of birth. With the above provision, children born out of wedlock are treated as legitimate for purposes inheritance if acknowledge as children by the putative father.[1] This provision […]