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A CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVES IN NIGERIA

Ozoya, M. I. and Edewor, Patrick and Iruonagbe, C. T. and Idowu, A. E. and Chiazor, A.I. and George, T. O. and Egharevba, M. E. (2017) A CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVES IN NIGERIA. Ife PsychologIA, 25 (1). pp. 304-317. ISSN 1117-1421

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Abstract

Literature is replete with studies on women empowerment in different parts of the world. However, little is often mentioned about the history of women empowerment struggles Nigeria. This paper sets out to fill that gap by providing a precise literature review on the history of women empowerment initiatives from the global platform to the African context, specifically Nigeria. The lingering debates on how to appropriately measure empowerment are discussed. In addition, the views of some scholars such as Mary Wollstonecraft, John S. Mill, and Boserup are mentioned. Furthermore, the action-oriented contributions of many African women including Adelaide Casely-Hayford, Funmilayo Ransome-kuti, Margaret Ekpo, and Ruth Kharma are highlighted. The implication of empowerment initiatives is focused on women farmers. In conclusion, the paper upholds that women empowerment struggles have recorded great success across many contexts in the world, including Nigeria, although much remains to be done.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Beijing Conference, Gender equality, Nigeria, Women empowerment,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 08:25
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 08:25
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8984

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