Domestic Violence and Legal Reforms in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges


The article focuses on the challenges for women’s rights activists attempting to provide a better legal regime for victims of domestic violence in Nigeria. It is my desire to provide a resource material on the issue of domestic violence for activists, policy makers, legislators and law reformers who are engaged in providing a better legal framework for the protection and promotion of women’s rights in a developing country like Nigeria. Having worked extensively on this issue, the article documents my experience on law reform advocacy in Nigeria.


Civil Rights and Discrimination | Human Rights Law | Law | Law and Gender | Law and Society | Sexuality and the Law

Date of this Version

August 2006