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Nigeria: Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

67th Session, 3-21 July 2017

Amnesty International , New York, 2017

Amnesty International report on legislative measures taken by Nigeria to ensure the protection of the rights of women and girls. It also highlights gender-based violence resulting from displacements and armed conflict; and forced evictions which led to the disproportionate loss of livelihoods for women, and to gender based violence. Finally, Amnesty reports the use of rape and other forms of sexual violence by the police.

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