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The Centre for Gender Studies, University of Benin, Nigeria, is organizing her 4th International Conference on Gender. The conference holds on Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th September, 2018. The conference with the theme, 'Gender Empowerment for National Development'. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday 24th September, 2018 at 10:00am at the Akin Deko (Main Auditorium), Ugbowo Campus, University of Benin, in which your presence will be highly appreciated.

The Management Board and staff, Centre for Gender Studies are delighted to invite the Afba president Hannibal Uwaifo as a Special Guest to the International conference.

As stated by the Prof (Mrs.) E.U Edosomwan

“This Conference is coming at a critical period of our democratic experience in which all institutions are being tested and the collective resolve to expand the space for inclusion and participation of all is undergoing scrutiny. Nigeria has benefitted greatly from the Legislature in its quest to deepen its democratic practices and improve on its credentials. The role of the legislature in providing enabling laws to encourage gender mainstreaming in all matters of development has never been in doubt. However, in spite of efforts made to respond to the perennial issue of gender inequality and inequities, several issues continue to stare us in the face. In Nigeria, for example, while strong advocacy has ensured that women are part of, or benefit from the governance system, community empowerment, education, the budgeting process, civil rights and overall development, the cold reception encountered by the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill at the National Assembly is a warning of the important barriers still on the path of gender equality in Nigeria. This conference welcomes a discussion on how female participation can be enhanced and will address the issues of unending neglect of gender considerations by all actors in the governance space.

The Centre for Gender Studies is a centre of excellence in academic and intervention activities that contributes significantly to gender empowerment, equality and equity in the University, community and the nation. It also has the responsibility of reshaping public attitudes, opinions, the differential impact of economic and political systems on gender. The Centre is also involved in both teaching and research on gender issues to provide empirical data and analysis which can lead to Gender Mainstreaming.”

Prof. (Mrs.) E.U. Edosomwan.

Director

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The National Conference of Black Lawyers Board of Trustees is pleased to learn that the Afba president Honourable Hannibal Uwaifo has accepted the invitation to attend their 50th Anniversary Conference to be held in Detroit Michigan on Octoer 4-7, 2018. Shirley Traylor who is the president of National Conference of Black Lawyers stated that their association is proud of a long association with African Bar Association and are honoured that the Afba President chose to attend and celebrate this important NCBL milestone with them.   

African Bar Association Mourns KOFFI ANNAN

The African Bar Association has received the death of Mr Koffi Annan former Secretary -General of the United Nations Organization with shock and sadness.

Mr Annan was a dogged advocate of World Peace and Security and he worked hard to achieve this throughout his tenure as the Chief Diplomat of the UN and there after.

He preached Justice and ensured that the UN towed that path while he was in charge. The African Bar Association had the rare opportunity of a parley with the late UN Chief in Vienna in 2015 and he took valuable time to make very useful suggestions on how the African Bar can be a very effective tool for the promotion of the Rule of law in Africa and international Justice system. He died at a time the world needed him most.

The African Bar Association condoles with his wife, immediate family and the United Nations.

May his Soul rest in solemn peace. Amen.

Signed

Hannibal Uwaifo
President

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