Revisiting equality as a right: the minimum age of marriage clause in the Nigerian Child Rights Act, 2003

@article{Toyo2006RevisitingEA,
  title={Revisiting equality as a right: the minimum age of marriage clause in the Nigerian Child Rights Act, 2003},
  author={Nkoyo Toyo},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={1299 - 1312}
}
  • Nkoyo Toyo
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Third World Quarterly
  • Abstract This article takes the Minimum Age of Marriage clause of the Nigerian Child Rights Act (cra) of 2003 as an entry point through which to analyse the politics of women's rights in Nigeria. It explores some of the challenges of domesticating international human rights conventions in a context where plural legal systems and entrenched cultural norms complicate attempts to redress gender inequalities. It reviews the introduction of this legislation, the reaction of different stakeholders to… CONTINUE READING
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    The child as a gendered rights holder

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