Full text [PDF - 1. How do processes of nation-building affect the status and situation of women? A literature review and findings from Afghanistan indicate that greater stability and improved outcomes would be likely if there were: Nation-building is defined in this paper as dealing with the societal and political aftermath of conflicts and establishing new governments and social compacts.
The 1st republic had only four female legislators in the whole of the country, a negligible number that cannot give women the necessary influence in politics.
In that era, the contribution of women in nation building could only be imagined and not felt. The imposition of military rule, an era that followed this period from did not foster women participation in politics and very little was heard of women in politics and decision making Samuel and Segun, The participation of women in nation building increased in the 2nd and most particularly in republic.
Few women emerged as councilor, one woman, Chief Mrs.
Furthermore, only one woman was elected to the Senate and very few others to the House of Representatives. It is worthy of note that beforethe proportion of seats occupied by women in national parliament never exceeded 3. But these women proved they deserve more opportunities with their stellar performances.
The year marked the beginning of a new dawn as Nigeria returned to civilian government after the demise of military rule. Women political participation witnessed sharp improvement over previous experience.
President Obasanjo who assumed power on May 29th made a clear departure from the past and appointed 4 out of the 29 senior ministers representing Furthermore, he appointed 2 women advisors and 2 senior special assistants and 6 special assistants and 1 special assistant to the vice president as well as 8 permanent secretaries Luka, Women were also appointed as commissioners and were members of the executive councils in all the states Kalawole et al, It should be noted that while the number of women in political position drastically increased between andthe positions were mostly appointive rather than elective.
From tono woman was elected into the office of the president or governor in any of the 36 states. However, Inout of the total seat of Senate and House of Representativesthere were only 15 women representing 3.
Although between and4 to 6 women were elected as deputy governors.
In Nigeria and the rest of the world, women have over time proven to be valuable assets and contributors to nation building. In Nigeria, women have shown bright potentials in politics and public leadership, both in democratically elected positions and political appointments.
These potentials are also present in their various philanthropic efforts and even in different organizations. A lot of calls have been made from various quarters for Nigerian women to be given more opportunity to contribute their rather unique inputs to nation building as the few whom have received such rare opportunity have excelled beyond expectations.
In Nigeria, today, almost half of the women work outside the home -both in formal and informal sectors- for pay to augment the family resources. Unequivocally, a woman is not, in any way, inferior to a man.
Their roles, both in the family and nation-building, are complementary and co-terminus and the one should not be seen as inferior or subservient to the other. This argument could be faulted in the agrarian age when male dominance was largely dependent on their physical abilities that allow them to till the ground and lift heavy objects and equipments, a feat that eludes feminity, but not in this knowledge driven generation where intelligence and initiative reigns supreme.THE place of women in any endeavour can not be over emphasised and given theirenormous contributions to socio-economic development, there can be no meaningful advancement where women are excluded.
In Africa, the vulnerable conditions of women are more critical, given lingering gender inequalities, domestic violence, lack of social .
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In immediate post-conflict environments, the goal of preventing renewed violence . THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN NATION BUILDING Tayo A. Zubair Nation Building is a process of constructing and fashioning a national identity.
The choice of these key words, process, and construction and fashioning are very fundamental because they are the basic ingredients of nation building. In that era, the contribution of women in nation building could only be imagined and not felt. The imposition of military rule, an era that followed this period from did not foster women participation in politics and very little was heard of women in politics and decision making (Samuel and Segun, ).
Tuesday, 09 July Role of Women in Nation Building “There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved.