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Understanding gender issues in Nigeria: the imperative for sustainable development

Olonade, O. and Oyibode, Blessing O. and Idowu, Bashiru Olalekan and George, T. O. and Iwelumor, Oluwakemi S. and Ozoya, M. I. and Egharevba, M. E. and Adetunde, Christiana O. (2021) Understanding gender issues in Nigeria: the imperative for sustainable development. Heliyon, 7.

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Whenever the term "Gender" is mentioned, many readily attribute it to the womenfolk who, in many societies, are challenged and often put in a disadvantaged position concerning the men. As a result, many women empowerment programs are being championed to cushion the effects of this subjugation on women. This paper attempts to look into gender and understand what has been in existence concerning gender roles, especially for females, and how it contributes to development. It is also important to note that development is not something that happens in space or the product of eventualities but a concrete phenomenon that requires all to achieve. There is a specific role to play by both men and women to attain African development. Therefore, gender issues with all that relates to it can impinge on societal development. The secondary data collection was used by empirically engaging literature and British council report in tracing how Gender inequality began to be perceived. The study applied the theory of recognition by Axel Honneth and the functionalist approach in explaining the issues of gender and how it can engender development if adequately handled. It was discovered that if both genders are correctly appreciated with each playing their role, not discriminating or demeaning any position, the resultant effect will not only result in development; instead, sustainable development will be attained.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Development Gender Gender roles Gender inequality Sustainable development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2021 12:26
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 12:26

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