Enhancing Women Participation in National Development through a Change in the Gender System of Nigeria

Igwesi B. N.


In recent times, there has been an increase in the level of participation of women in national development. This is because individuals, governments and the society have come to the realization of the role women (especially educated ones) can play in the sustainability of the developmental efforts being made in the society. This paper however posits that the gender system in the society which includes the patriarchal nature of the society and inheritance rights are still inhibiting factors to women’s full participation in national development. It was recommended among other things that laws on women’s inheritance right should not only be promulgated. They should be enforced adequately. Other forms of gender stereotypes manifesting in the school should also be discouraged.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v8n1p217

Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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