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Concerns over women’s marginalization and invisibility in Africa policy-making, remains a fervent international discourse. These concerns are likely due to restrictive laws, cultural diversities and practices, institutional barriers, as well as disproportionate access to quality education, healthcare, and resources. Reversing these discriminatory practices is not impossible, and can be achieved by implementing the right mechanisms...
Pre-colonial Africa prides itself on adherence to diverse cultural affinity and traditional belief systems, which defines the place of women in respect to land access, use and ownership. Land resources continue to play important roles in both agrarian and industrial societies; thus the absence of effective land management and gender construction in land allocations has...
The exciting development in the recent political era was the increase in women’s political participation globally. Women are becoming more engaged in varieties of institutional decision making processes and Africa appears to be leading in women’s parliamentary representation. Since the re-birth of democracy in Nigeria in 1999, women have tried to gain access to decision...
The SAP document reafirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conict reconstruction. It stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. The Nasarawa state SAP document calls...
Ekhator, Eghosa. (2020). Women and Access to Environmental Justice in Nigeria. SSRN Electronic Journal. 10.2139/ssrn.3719831. Read the full report below or download pdf
Following reports of increase in Sexual and Gender-Based (SGBV) cases during the period of Covid-19 lockdown in Nigeria between the months of March 2020 and July 2020, WINET carried out an online survey of one hundred and five persons (105) in August 2020 to determine the types of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) most prevalent...
Women in Nigeria face many challenges and discriminatory practices under some extant laws. This presentation focuses on some of these laws and their impacts on women in Nigeria. The Nigerian society is inherently patriarchal. This is due to the influence of the various religions and customs in many parts of Nigeria. Women are seen as...
  In Nigeria, there is no known prevalence of SRGBV at the primary school level except as found in the 2014 Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) by the National Population Commission (NPC) (UNICEF 2015), which showed a high prevalence (approximately 60 percent) of violence among adolescents before the age of 18, a finding corroborated by...
Nigerian women constitute about half of the nation’s population, and they form an important segment of the society. Their importance is reflected clearly in their role in the family, community, and nation as a whole. Gender activists have argued that the generally accepted irreplaceable role and responsibility of a woman in Nigeria is caring for...
Zainab Suleiman is a 17-year-old girl who suffered teenage forced marriage and attempted rape by her 75-year-old so-called husband. She stayed in the “safe house” for three weeks; she received mentoring, psychological and trauma healing interventions. In the course of her stay, she acquired skills in bead making, cooking, and leather work. Zainab has regained...
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