BY SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN – Acting Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University, AAU, Ekpoma, Prof. Cordelia Agbebaku, has advocated the enactment of specific laws that will compel governments at all levels to implement the National Gender Policy in order to ensure the protection of women’s right and gender equality in Nigeria.
She noted that the stoppage of all forms of cultural and traditional discrimination against women was key to the realisation of vision 20:2020, adding that no nation desirous of achieving meaningful development can afford any shade of gender imbalance in the management of its public affairs.
She spoke at a lecture on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality: A Case of Universality or Culture Relativism at the 44th Inaugural Lecture of the university in Ekpoma.
Prof. Agbebaku stressed the need for the National Assembly to repeal laws that discriminate against women, such as the laws on inheritance, divorce under customary law and others.