Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Nigeria: The Way Forward to National Security

Abstract

Essentially, women have been subjected to social control been dominated by men. This is as a result of persisting cultural stereotype, misuse of religious and traditional practises in which educational, political and social power are dominated by men, and women have always been followers of men in the society and the men predominantly see themselves as leaders of women. Gender Equality has been a great issue of concern in Nigeria most especially among the women, equality between men and women is just fair and right. The attainment of gender equality is not only seen as an end itself and human right issues, but as a prerequisite for the achievement of sustainable development and national security in Nigeria. To respond to the challenges of gender inequalities there is need to recognise the main issues leading to inequality among gender. The research methodology is termed qualitative research and with the use of primary data gotten through administered questionnaire and secondary data gathered from the news print and journals.. The aim of the study was to basically know the major causes of gender inequality in Nigeria. We also suggested strategies to ensure gender equality in all sectors in Nigeria. Keyword: Gender equality, Women and girls, National Security



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Adams O Kemi, National Defence College, Nigeria

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Conference: IICSSDubai2016
Stream: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender

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