The Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill by the Nigerian Senate. The Bill would have addressed:
- Discriminatory practices against women: The bill set out equality for women in marriage and divorce and inheritance rights for girls and widows - stating that they should not face "inhuman, humiliating or degrading treatment".
- Religious and cultural sensitivities: The bill defied sharia law, which is recognized by the constitution in Nigeria.
- Participation in governance: The rejected bill also called for women to be able to participate in politics without any restrictions or barriers