The Women Leaders for Development Network team is proud to release our new report entitled "Legislative Framework on Girls' and Women's Rights in West Africa" .

This report updates the legislative framework with a focus on women and girls in the 15 West African countries: ,Benin, Togo, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, and Guinea.

All laws have been updated to 2023.

Despite the existence of legislative frameworks, gender inequalities are still reflected in the human development gap between men and women. Inequalities are found at all levels: political, cultural, legal, sociological, economic, etc. It is therefore with the aim of seeing these inequalities being considerably reduced in order to leave room for true social inclusion that the Network of Women Leaders for Development (NWLD) is making this document available to all, which targets the countries of the West African region.

The issue of gender-based violence (GBV), sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), people with disabilities, female genital mutilation (FGM), women's political participation, women's right to land, institutional mechanisms and the legal framework for the promotion of women in decision-making bodies were the subject of this research.