2015: A year of opportunities and threats for women’s rights in Nigeria
Over 1.5 million people have now been displaced due to the brutal Boko Haram insurgency. These displaced people will face serious difficulties in participating in the elections. In addition, the recent postponement of the elections represents a challenge in terms of ensuring free, fair and safe elections. It is important to consider how these circumstances will affect women whose active participation is fundamental in order to tackle gender inequality and advance women’s rights in the country.
Read the blog on Why women’s rights lie at the heart of the 2015 Nigerian elections to find out more.
- "Those terrible weeks in their camp" Boko Haram violence against women and girls in northeast Nigeria
- Human Rights Watch 2014
- Boko Haram, Nigeria’s home-grown Islamist insurgency, whose name in Hausa roughly translates as “Western education is forbidden,” has abducted at least 500 women and girls from northern Nigeria since 2009 and has per...
- Gender in Nigeria Report 2012: Improving the lives of girls and women in Nigeria
- British Council 2012
- This report provides a comprehensive view of gender in Nigeria. It assesses progress in key areas, including: employment and livelihoods, education and health, political representation, and violence. It finds that women and girls suff...
- Nigeria elections reflect slow progress for women
- K. Kinoti / Association for Women's Rights in Development 2011
- Results from the Nigerian General Elections held in April 2011 showed very low levels of women elected into public office. This not only reflected the slow pace of change within the country, but also a regression in the country’...
- Our bodies, their battle ground. Boko Haram and gender-based violence against Christian women and children in North-Eastern Nigeria since 1999
- A. Barkindo; B. Tyavkase 2013
- Over the years, gender-based violence (GBV) in Nigeria has been primarily examined from cultural, traditional and socio-economic perspectives, neglecting political-religious related insurgency like that of Boko Haram. The research pre...
- Women participation in the political process in Nigeria
- T. O. Kolawole; M. B. Abubakar 2012
- The paper focuses on several issues regarding gender disparity in Nigeria‘s political process. The authors researched related materials on women’s participation in governance since pre-colonial times to present day. ...
- Women, gender and the evolving tactics of Boko Haram
- J. Zenn; E. Pearson 2014
- The Islamic terrorist group known as Boko Haram has been active in Nigeria since 2002. Nigeria has experienced resurgence in Boko Haram militancy, including more sophisticated attacks and jihadist ideology, since 2010. Nigerian Presid...
- The role of women and girls in peace initiatives in Nigeria
- E. Nwadinobi; S. Maguire / Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2013
- Do women and girls participate conflict management activities and peace building initiatives in Nigeria? The aim of this publication is to discuss the ways in which Nigerian women have participated in peace initiatives, and also ident...