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Nigeria and Gender

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

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Alcohol and gender
I.S. Obot; R. Room / Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, WHO 2005
The central theme of this book argues that in order to understand alcohol consumption and its consequences, we need to better understand social and cultural influences on the differences between men and women. The countries specifical...
Looking at migration through the lens of Nigerian culture
J. Carling / International Peace Research Institute, Oslo 2006
This report contextualises the problems of migration, human smuggling and trafficking from Nigeria to Europe, focusing on cultural and social implications both within Europe and Nigeria. Some of the topics covered include: ...
What factors influence women’s marginalisation from political power?
J. Ibrahim / Feminist Africa 2005
This article explores the dynamics of marginalising women from political power, and the ways in which “First Ladies” have sought to intervene through their special position as spouses of men in power. It discusses this in th...
Policy reforms and extension services for women farmers in Nigeria
B. Adetoun / Global Development Network 2003
In comparison to men, rural women lack access to necessary agricultural information and services. Right from the inception of agricultural extension services in Nigeria, as in most developing countries, women have been systematically ...
Successful leadership contributes to reducing hunger
C. Johnson-Welch; K. MacQuarrie; S. Bunch / International Center for Research on Women, USA 2005
This paper reviews the aspects and outcomes of the Agriculture- Nutrition Advantage project implemented in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, and the United States. The aim of the project was to cultivate a network of leaders ...
Ending human trafficking requires strong international cooperation
C. E. E. Okojie / United Nations [UN] Division for the Advancement of Women 2005
The paper discusses initiatives to combat trafficking in women which qualify as "good practices" examples in combating trafficking in women for sexual exploitation. They include policies, programmes and legislation aimed at combating ...
A study of gender and housing in sub-Saharan Africa
B. Scholz; M. Gomez / Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions 2005
This paper examines women's differential needs and challenges for obtaining housing. The report grew out of a consultative survey of women in 10 African countries, including interviews with individuals and members of government, and w...
Review of legislation indicates significant discrimination preventing women from owning land across Africa
B. Scholz; M. Gomez / Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions 2004
In this report, the COHRE Women and Housing Rights Programme (WHRP) documents the fact that under both statutory and customary law, the overwhelming majority of women in sub-Saharan Africa (regardless of their marital status) cannot o...
More power and education needed to improve women’s ability to negotiate safer sex
P Ogunjuyigbe; E Adeyemi / Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research 2005
This study, published in Demographic Research, examines the extent to which women have control over their sexuality within marriage in Lagos, Nigeria, and its implications for the spread of HIV. Findings from the study show that women...
Historical perspectives on womens human rights in Nigeria
M.O. Okome / African Studies Quarterly 2002
This paper approaches questions concerning human rights and discrimination against women from a perspective that tries to divorce itself from what the author views as implicit Western biases in prevailing scholarship. The author then ...
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