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Strategies For Effecting Gender Balance And The Position of Nigerian State

Fayomi, Oluyemi Oyenike (2005) Strategies For Effecting Gender Balance And The Position of Nigerian State. International Jurnal of Violence and Related Studies, 1 (1).

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Abstract

The concept of gender was used during the early 1970's as an analytical category to draw a line of demaccation between biological sex differences. The way the differences are UKd to infonn behaviors and competencies are as either "Masculine or feminine". Gender balancing has to do with equality of the sexes in socia~ economic and political issue. A gender hierarchy is part of all societies regardless of their level of technical development and Nigeria is.no exception. There is the need to balance the roles of male and female in the society and Nigeria needs to maintain a positive and effective position in this regard. A clear understanding of the role and responsibilities of men and women is crucial in identifYing areas for effecting gender balance. The position of Nigeria, a country of great diversity of 250 ethnic groups and over 120 million people remains tbatthe males dictate the pace for the society as a whole. There bas always been a missing gap in gender equality or balance in Nigeria though the gap between opportunities for men and Women is narrowing strategies for effecting gender balance in Nigeria are more compelling today than ever.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2015 20:13
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2015 20:13
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4146

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