Protecting the interest of the girl-child in Nigeria: matters arising
by Oluwafifehan Ogunde
International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies (IJHRCS), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016

Abstract: Issues relating to gender equality and protection of women's rights are at the forefront of contemporary human rights discourse. There is a perception, especially in the African setting, that established notions of culture and cultural practices, given their patriarchal foundations have overtime served as major hindrances to the empowerment of women. There is however the distinct possibility that the relationship between culture and women's rights has been misunderstood by scholars, activists and policy-makers. This article is an examination of the empowerment of the girl-child in the context of the Nigerian cultural setting from the standpoint of ideological conceptions grounding established societal behaviour.

Online publication date: Fri, 22-Apr-2016

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