Gender & the Law
Human Rights Law
Using The Instrumentality Of Law To Address Gender Inequality
Article by Gbadamosi Olaide Abass & Ayodele Oladiran Akinsola
Gender inequality is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It is a global phenomenon that prevents women and girls from developing their full potential and impedes sustainable development.Whatever the progress, the change is slow and inconsistent; and is yet to translate into substantive equality. There is a general consensus on women’s right to equal participation in all aspects of political and public life, but the reality is that women continue to be underrepresented in multiple spheres. The paper explores the role that legal regimes can play in addressing inequalities and highlights the many ways in which law can be used to address these inequalities.