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WOMEN AND GOVERNANCE: A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIAN WOMEN
Nigerian society still abounds with antiquated and anti-humanist beliefs, which portrays women as a weaker group and relegated to inferior positions, without regards to their mental capacity and educational competencies. Evidently, Nigerian women are not only increasingly being marginalised from advancing in their career life but recent studies have shown that they are excluded from having a political career which has significant importance to their economic advancement and sustainability. Although there exists no constitutional barrier to the increased participation of women, however, there exist societal and cultural barriers that frustrates participation of women.
More so, in line with the basic principles of humanity, the rights of women have remained largely a textual postulation in legal documents, with no direct positive impact on the living conditions of the average Nigerian woman. This thesis addresses and examines an underresearched aspect of the gender-inequality and gender-based marginalisation the Nigerian women experience – the relations between the women population exclusion and its impact on economic development and national peace. Albeit, the Nigerian government has failed in the effective enforcement of its constitution, particularly in ensuring that the Nigerian woman is adequately protected from the violations and injustices resulting from the oppressive socialcultural norms and religious laws, despite all the provisions in the law and ratification of protocols, charters and conventions (Grace, n.d.). This thesis adopts the qualitative research method to argue that the exclusion and the lack of active participation of women in government in Nigeria have been detrimental to the economic and social development of the country.
Keywords: gender inequality, Nigerian society, gender-based marginalisation, population exclusion, active participation, Africa.