Gender and Power Relations in Nigeria

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Globally, women are oppressed and this book introduces the perspective of African women and especially that of Nigerian women. This book looks at the major themes that drive the women's empowerment programs in Nigeria. Feminists in Nigeria are shaped by the institutions, values, ideologies, and since the 1970s, the UN and its agencies have added an international dimension. The chapters, while taking us through a theoretical overview of Nigerian women's empowerment, also shows how institutions, values, religion, ...

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Overview

Globally, women are oppressed and this book introduces the perspective of African women and especially that of Nigerian women. This book looks at the major themes that drive the women's empowerment programs in Nigeria. Feminists in Nigeria are shaped by the institutions, values, ideologies, and since the 1970s, the UN and its agencies have added an international dimension. The chapters, while taking us through a theoretical overview of Nigerian women's empowerment, also shows how institutions, values, religion, and culture can challenge feminist political philosophy— a philosophy that tends to universalize women’s problems and their solutions.

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Editorial Reviews

African Studies Quarterly
[E]ssays are well-researched with carefully organized ideas that lead the reader to a more profound understanding of a problem and/or situation. . . .[E]ach chapter has a list of references, the book also includes a rather rich bibliography at the end, which may be useful to further illuminate the situation of Nigerian women, and an index that closes the volume. In addition to highlighting problems, the book suggests measures for their solution and gives recommendations on improving the situation of women in Nigeria, while providing data on legislation and on the civil service which can certainly be useful in trying to understand the conditions of life for women in Nigeria.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739177785
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 3/16/2013
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronke Iyabowale Ako-Nai is Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 'sun State, Nigeria.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: WESTERN FEMINIST THEORIES: HOW APPLICABLE TO AFRICA
R.I. Ako-Nai
SECTION A: WOMEN’S RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW
Chapter 2: AN OVERVIEW OF THE RIGHTS OF NIGERIAN WOMEN UNDER THE LAWS
Oluwafeyisayo Semiu Kuteyi
Chapter 3: WOMEN’S RIGHTS, VIOLENCE AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION: THE NIGERIAN CIRCUMSTANCES
A.A. Idowu (PhD)
Chapter 4: 1999 CONSTITUTION AND GENDER ANALYSIS OF ELECTIVE AND APPOINTIVE POSITIONS IN NIGERIA
Michael Abiodun Oni and Rachael Oluseye Iyanda
Chapter 5: AN APPRAISAL OF THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS UNDER NIGERIAN LAWS
Mercy Onaodowan Erhun
Chapter 6: CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA
Adesina Coker, LL.M, MBA
Chapter 7: AN OVERVIEW OF LEGAL AND IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK OF NIGERIAN’S NATIONAL GENDER POLICY
Benson Kunle Sehinde
SECTION B: SEXISM AND WOMEN MARGINALIZATION
Chapter 8: MASCULINITY IN GENDER RELATIONS:THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE AND CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Adu Funmilayo Modupe
Chapter 9: INFLUENCE OF AGE, MARITAL STATUS AND ENVIRONMENT ON SEXISM IN NIGERIA
Ogunleye J. Adedeji and Sulaiman O. Adebayo
Chapter 10: SEX, SEX-ROLE ORIENTATION, PERSONALITY AND SEXISM IN NIGERIA
Ogunleye J. Adedeji
SECTION C: POLICY AND GENDER PARTICIPATION
Chapter 11: GENDER AND PEACEBUILDING IN NIGERIA’S NIGER DELTA REGION
Stephen A. Faleti
Chapter 12: WOMEN IN YORUBA INDIGENOUS POLITICS IN NIGERIA
I.O. Aransi
Chapter 13: DEMOCRACY AND GENDER PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA: A CASE
FOR GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN POLITICS
I.D. David
Chapter 14: GENDER EQUALITY FOR A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL
Ologunde, A. O.
Chapter 15: THE PLACE OF WOMEN IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE: A SUBLIME FEMINIST ANALYSIS
Anthony M. Oladoyin
Chapter 16: AFRICAN WOMEN AND THE CHANGING NOTION OF SECURITY
Funso Adesola
SECTION D: FEMINISM AND SOCIAL MOVEMENT
Chapter 17: “UNKNOWN SOLDIER”: WOMEN’S RADICALISM AND ACTIVISM AND STATE VIOLENCE IN 20TH CENTURY NIGERIA
Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome
Chapter 18: WOMEN, GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENTS AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN NIGERIA
Iwebunor Okwechime and Akin Iwilade
Chapter 19: GENDER AND THE NIGER DELTA CRISES: THE CHALLENGE OF LOCAL FEMINISMS
Mashood Omotosho
Chapter 20: GENDER, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN NIGERIA’S NIGER DELTA REGION
Iwebunor Okwechime and Akin Iwilade

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