Country Nigeria
Year 1989
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (FMWASD) was established by Decree No. 30 of 1989.  The broad mandate of the Ministry is to advise the Government on gender and children issues and issues affecting persons with disabilities and the elderlies.  The Ministry also initiates policy guidelines and leads the process of ensuring gender equality and mainstreaming at both the national and international levels.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Nigeria to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011