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THURSDAY JULY 14, 2011

8.00 – 9.00 Arrivals/Registration

OPENING

9.00

National Anthem

 

Opening Prayer

 

Welcome and Introduction.

9.15

Welcome Address by the Chairman, NBA, Lagos Branch
Chijioke Okoli

9.15 - 9.25

Remark by the Chief Host
His Excellency the Executive Governor of Lagos State,
Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN

 

9.25 – 9.30

Remark by the Hon. Attorney–General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

STATEMENTS

 

9.30 – 9.50

Hon. Minister, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development, Abuja.
Director –General, NIIA, Prof. Bola Akinterinwa

Other Statements

Session I

 

Moderator:

Senator Eme–Ufot-Ekaette MFR

9. 50 - 10.10

Prof. Ifeoma Pamela Enemo
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus

Rethinking Gender Equality: A Case for Complimentarity

10.10 – 10.30

Ifeyinwa Awagu,
Association of Concerned Mothers of Nigeria

Creating the Moral Climate for Demographic Winter: lessons for developing countries.

10.30 - 10.50

Funmi Bammeke Ph.D
University of Lagos, Nigeria

Gender Ideology as impediment to the rights of women and children in Nigeria.

10.50 - 11.10

Discussions

11.10 - 11.30

TEA BREAK

11.30 – 11.40

Remark by Her Excellency
The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Dr. Patience Goodluck Jonathan

 

Conference is Declared Open.

 

Interlude

 

KEYNOTE

Moderator:

Mr. Duru

11. 50 - 12.10

Prof. Uzo Anucha
York University, Canada

Transforming Social Work Education in Nigeria: Why this Matters for the Rights of Women and Children

12.10 – 12.20

Discussions

12.20 – 1.20

LUNCHEON

Session II

 

Moderator:

Dr. Ifeme Ogugua

1.20 – 1.40

Mrs Anayo Offiah SAN

Economic and Political Empowerment of Women and the Law in Nigeria.

1.40 – 2.00

Prof. Obiora Chinedu Okafor
Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Canada

The Role of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Gender Equality Cases in Anglophone Domestic Legal Orders in Africa

2.00 – 2.20

Sharon Slater
President, Family Watch International

Human Rights Gone Awry: Myths and Facts Regarding Internationally Recognized Human Rights with implications for women and children

2.20 – 2.35

Discussions

Session III

 

Moderator:

Frank Agbedo

2.35 - 2.55

Prof. Denis Ugwuegbu,
Social Economic Research Consultancy, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Culture, Educational Environment and the Empowerment of the Nigerian Girl Child: A Social Psychological Consideration.

2.55 – 3.15

Ngozi Ekweribe–Okoro,
Child-to-child Network, Lagos

Poor parenting and dysfunctional families as root causes of child abuse and child marginalisation in Nigeria.

3.15 – 3.35

Ifeyinwa Mbakogu
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Unveiling Muffled voices: The battle between dominant pathologies and the everyday lived experiences of children rescued from trafficking in Nigeria.

3.35 –3.50

Discussions

Session IV

 

Moderator:

Chukwuma Ezeala

3.50 – 4.10

Prof. Sola Olowu,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Stemming violence in the Nigerian society. The importance of integrating the early childhood approach into violence prevention efforts.

4.10 – 4.30

Olufunmilayo Folarinmi Ph.D
University of Ibadan

Attitude of Women and Children to Child Trafficking Prevention Programmes in Bodija Market, Ibadan Nigeria.

4.30 – 4.50

James Ayangunna Ph.D
University of Ibadan

The Child Rights Act and the Dilemma of Social Workers in Nigeria

4.50 – 5.10

Prof. Elegbeleye & Mr. Gbenga Olasupo
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Parental Socio-economic status as correlates of child labour in Ile-Ife Nigeria.

5.10 - 5.30

Discussions

5.30

CLOSING STATEMENTS

Rose Agbo

FRIDAY JULY 15, 2011

8.00 – 9.00

Opening and Poster Presentations by NGO’s

SESSION 1

 

Moderator:

S. N Onu

9.00 - 9-20

Dr. Obi Ideh
Doctors Health Initiative (DHI)

Perspectives on Women’s Reproductive Rights.

9.20 – 9.40

Theresa Okafor
Director, Foundation for African Cultural Heritage (FACH)

Highlights of the 55th United Nations convention on the status of women, New York, February 22-March 4, 2011

9.40 - 10.00

Susan Dutton Freund
Think marriage, United States

Protection against the Violation of the Rights of the Child.

10.00 – 10.20

Chinyere Nnorom PhD
University of Lagos, Nigeria

Child Marriage and Child Betrothal in Nigeria: An Act in futility?

10.20 – 10.40

Discussions

10.40 – 11.00

Tea Break

SESSION II

Moderator:

Dr. Nkeiru Onuekwusi

11.00 – 11.20

Prof. Pat Utomi
Pan African University (PAN)

Widowhood Rights and a Cycle of Abuse

11.20 – 11.40

Josephine Ejodaman Isenmilla & Sunday Ofili Iboboh Ph.D
University of Benin

Factors that reinforce child labour and other forms of violence against children in Edo South, of Edo State, Nigeria

11.40 – 12.00

Yemisi Lydia Olalaye Ph.D
University of Ibadan

Traditional Practices Affecting Gender Relationships in Contemporary Nigeria

12.00– 12.20

Grace Osakue
Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) Nigeria

The Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) Nigeria’s Strategy for Stemming Human Trafficking: Evidence from Edo state.

12.20 – 12.40

Discussions

12.40 – 1.40

LUNCHEON

SESSION III

Moderator:

Mrs. Bridget Itsueli

1.00– 2.00

Simon Chuzi Egede
Executive Secretary, The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP)

Legal Aspects of Child Trafficking in Nigeria. The NAPTIP Experience

2.00 – 2.20

Erinma Abora,
University of Windsor Law School

Systemic and Structural Impediments to the Development of Women and Children in Nigeria: Self-Empowerment as a Paradigm Shift

2.20 – 2.40

Durrenda Onolemhemhen
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Social Justice and Women’s Reproductive Rights in Nigeria.

2.40 – 3.00

Uzoma Odera Okoye
University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Knowledge and Awareness of the Child Rights Act among residents of Nsukka town in Enugu State

3.00 - 3.20

Discussions

3.20 - 5.00

PLAN OF ACTION ROUND TABLE

Where do we go from here?

5.00

Closing statements and Vote of Thanks

Group Photographs

Dances

7pm

Dinner (Strictly by Invitation)