Socio-Cultural Milieus And Gender Inequality In Nigeria: Appraising Options For Promoting Gender Mainstreaming

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Egobueze Anthony , Onyekwere Lauretta. , Ogele Eziho Promise


This study examined  socio - cultural meliues and gender inequality in Nigeria with an appraisal of options for promoting gender mainstreaming in perspectives. The journey of guaranteeing gender equality began some decades back with the Third World Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya in 1985. This  was followed with the Fourth Conference on Women which was held in Beijing, China in 1995. The document that arose out of the conference became known as the ‘Beijing Platform for Action’ (BPFA). Despite these efforts, inequality associated to gender have continued in Nigeria. The study observed that socio –cultural milieus are impediments to gender equity and recommends legislative options that would guarantee equity in representation by both the female and male genders in public and private services in the Country as panasea to resolving this imbrioglio.

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