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Nigeria and Gender

  • Capital: Abuja
  • Population: 154000000
  • Size: 923768.0 Km2

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Young women and work in Nigeria: how young women, including those with disabilities, can be supported to find employment and earn an income
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2017
While the current Nigerian government’s commitment to youth employment is evident in the investments being made  through these youth employment and empowerment programmes, this study provides further evidence that such schem...
Masculinities conflict and violence: Nigeria country report 2016
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2016
Differences in the way Nigerian men and women are socialised and valued – and disparities in their abilities to access power, resources and key roles in society - create an imbalance of power within relationships between the two ...
Gender matters: overcoming gender-related barriers to prevent new HIV infections among children and keep their mothers alive
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 2016
Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particul...
Violent extremism in Africa: public opinion from the Sahel, Lake Chad, and the Horn
Afrobarometer 2016
Over the past two decades, the threat posed by violent extremist groups that espouse fundamentalist religious narratives has grown substantially across Africa (Hallowanger, 2014). The colonial era and the undemocratic rule tha...
Stella Oyedepo and the feminist vision in the Rebellion of the Bumpy-Chested
J. Yeseibo / International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 2013
Feminist activism and civic participation can come in many forms, including theatre. The prolific playwright Stella Oyedepo is arguably one of the most visible practitioners of theatre in Nigeria today, with plays including Survi...
Judicial activism as a tool for the actualisation of socio-economic rights in Nigeria: comparison with Indian and South African experience
M. B. Tanko 2015
Due to the provisions in the 1999 constitution which gives room for judge’s activism, it is sometimes said that judicial activism is the most viable route for the actualisation of socio-economic rights for Nigerian citizens. Thi...
The internet and the Nigerian woman: a case of female undergraduates
J. Wilson; A. K. Lawan 2015
The last decade has seen an information revolution not just in Nigeria, but around the world. The internet is connecting individuals, groups, organisations, and states like never before. Activists, advocates and sub-cultures have all ...
The alienation of Nigerian women in widowhood
N. N. Iheanacho 2015
This ethnographic study describes the plight of many women in widowhood in Nigeria, particularly in rural areas and more traditional communities such as those found in Etche, in the Niger Delta region. The cause of the women’s p...
Micro-credit as a strategy for poverty alleviation among women entrepreneurs in Nasarawa State, Nigeria
A. J. Idris; K. C. Agbim 2015
All over the world, poor people are routinely excluded from the formal finance system, ranging from full exclusion in developing countries, to partial exclusion even in developed countries. This fact contributes to making poverty a ma...
Inequality, poverty among Nigeria women and youth and the challenges of inclusive growth in post-2015 Millenium Development Goals
E. M. Alao / International Journal of Development and Sustainability 2015
Economic growth is the primary driver of poverty reduction. Yet in Nigeria, despite a decade of significant growth and bountiful natural resources, 67% of the population were estimated to live in abject poverty in 2011, while wealth i...
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