Gender relations encompass the processes, which determine the power, status or position of women vis-a-vis men in decision-making.
Previous studies provided explanation on why women are excluded in governance at the federal, states and local governments’ levels in Nigeria.
Women’s recurrent protests of their exclusion from key decision-making platforms in Nigeria, and in the Niger Delta as this study shows, have resulted in their facing undue disadvantages or even violence.
However, limited research exist on specific mechanisms, processes and structures that produce such exclusions from key decision-making at the level of traditional authorities in the Niger Delta, hence this study examined gender relations and traditional authorities in selected communities in the Niger Delta.
Dr Moses Ugbobi Saleh is a rare scholar and faculty member, Army War College Nigeria.
The world would be much peaceful with little conflicts and wars if inequality and injustice are minimized.
This book unravels the intrigues and myths sustaining women's exclusion from key decision-making processes in traditional governance in Africa
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