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What is Femicide

Femicide is the most severe and extreme manifestation of gender-based violence and a violation of women’s rights. It is defined as the killing of a woman or girl due to her gender, and can take on various forms, including domestic violence, honour killings, ritual killings and other gender-motivated acts of homicide.


The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol is a comprehensive legal framework aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of women in Africa.

Learn more about the MAPUTO PROTOCOL

Article 4 of the protocol focuses on the right to life and physical integrity, emphasizing the need to eliminate harmful practices and protect women from all forms of violence.


By ratifying and implementing the Maputo Protocol, we commit to addressing the root causes of femicide and taking concrete actions to prevent and respond to violence against women.


Sign HERE to demand the re-introduction and passage of Five Gender Bills in Nigeria


READ recommendations from a Shadow Report by Allliances for Africa on Nigeria’s Implementation of the Protocol

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