CONTEXTUAL WOMEN’S ISSUES AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

Authors

  • ASEMOTA ROBERTS OSATOHANMWEN University of Agriculture, Umudike

Keywords:

Democratic participation, Good governance, Political leadership, Women

Abstract

In Nigeria, contextual women’s issues and good governance seem to be closely connected to religion and cultural relations, especially for women aspiring for political leadership positions in government. This study used secondary data in its analysis. After identifying conceptual discourses, such as national gender policy principles and objectives, the characteristics of good governance, and the problems and challenges of bridging contextual women issues and strategies in delivering good governance, the paper assessed women’s poor presence in the mainstream of national development in Nigeria. It revealed that women have severally expressed confidence in democratic participation and decisions as a manifest of good governance and community development; but found the absence of women in mainstream national development as manifestation of gender discrimination and barrier for good governance. The paper therefore recommended among others, effective legislative framework and advocacy for genuine empowerment of women in a democratic system and sustainable development.

Author Biography

ASEMOTA ROBERTS OSATOHANMWEN, University of Agriculture, Umudike

School of General Studies, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.

Published

2019-04-01