Education and Women Empowerment: A Panacea for Peace and National Development in Nigeria
Maigari, M. A. and Baba, M. M.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The importance of women in peace building and national development is pertinent. However, in all societies, men and women are integrally linked. Gender equality is a human right, empowered women and girls contribute to the health, education and productivity of families, communities and countries, creating a ripple effect that benefits everyone. However, discrimination in girls’ access to education persists in many parts of Nigeria particularly within the rural areas, owing to customary attitudes, early marriages and pregnancies, inadequate and gender-bias teachings and education materials, sexual harassment and lack of adequate schooling facilities. This work discusses women in politics, women empowerment, society and status of women, women education, counseling technique or services needed to assist women in actualizing their potentials. There is need for increased participation of women in peace processes and leadership positions through outreach activities such as public awareness, sensitization and rallies; media activities.