Gender Mainstreaming in Policy Making in Nigeria

Gender indicates the characteristics, positions and roles of women and men in all social relationships. Gender equality, on the other hand, indicates that men and women have equal positions and roles; are given equal conditions and opportunities to develop their capacities for the development of the community, family and equally enjoy the achievement of that […]

Labour Markets and Income Gender Inequality

On August 14, 2020, the Nigerian National Statistical Agency i.e. the National Bureau of Statistics released the unemployment figures for Q2 2020. One of the things that the report shows is how unfavorable the labour market is to women.     Q3 2018  Q2 2020    All  Women  Men  All  Women   Men  Working age population  115,493,000  Unavailable  Unavailable  116,871,186  60,271,076 (51.6%)  56,600,161  Labour force  90,470,592  40,694,182 (44.9%)  49,776,409  […]

Problems and Prospects of Nigerian Women’s Participation in Politics

Over the years, I’ve seen a prevalent low rate of women’s involvement in politics in Nigeria and this has left me wondering if politics is a “men’s affair”. According to this paper, the national average of women’s political participation in Nigeria, has remained 6.7 percent in elective and appointive positions which is far below the global average of 22.5 percent, Africa’s regional average of 23.4 […]