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dc.contributor.authorAdamu, Fatima L.*
dc.contributor.authorPara-Mallam, Oluwafunmilayo Josephine*
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-21T10:09:06Zen
dc.date.available2013-02-21T10:09:06Zen
dc.date.issued2012-08-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614524.2012.685875en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/269981en
dc.descriptionLegal reform is necessary but not sufficient to realise women's rights. This paper compares two campaigns for legal reform in Nigeria: attempts to domesticate the UN Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in federal law, which resulted in defeat of the bill in 2007, and a successful campaign to introduce legislation to prevent the mistreatment of widows in Anambra State. It considers the role of religion in the campaigns, by examining how the women's movement engaged with religious actors. The research shows that religious beliefs, discourses, and actors had a significant influence on the outcomes of the campaigns, in part because of the content of the proposed legislation, but also because of the strategies adopted by the campaigners and the interests of the religious bodies concerned. Despite the implication of religion in gender inequality, these cases show that religious teachings, leaders, and organisations can be allies rather than obstacles in achieving progressive social change.en
dc.format.extent15en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-role-of-religion-in-womens-campaigns-for-legal-reform-in-nigeria-269981
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.subjectRights
dc.titleThe role of religion in women's campaigns for legal reform in Nigeriaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryNigeriaen
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen's rights
oxfam.subject.keywordEquity
oxfam.subject.keywordFaith
oxfam.subject.keywordAdvocacy
oxfam.subject.keywordCampaigning
prism.issuenameReligion and Developmenten
prism.number5-6en
prism.volume22en
dc.year.issuedate2012en
dc.year.issuedate2012en


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