Daniel Atilade Aborisade


Women are a major state holder in the development project of any society. Globally, gender and women issues have been recognized as essential ways and attributes of building stable and developed societies. The contribution of women to Nigeria National Development is desired, their involvement in peace building, national economies, poverty reduction can never be over emphasized. Gender concerns militate against the extension of equal opportunities to women in South West Nigeria which in most cases lead to frustration, apathy, lop-sided development and the need to improve woman participation and possibly given them equal opportunity to enhance sustainable development is to be looked into, this paper considered the challenges facing women in the South West geo-political zone of Nigeria and also the prospects in contributing to gender and national development. Feminist theory which was designed to explain and address the growing rate of oppression faced by women globally employed to give a theoretical framework. The study among others recommends that all cultural and traditional practices militating against women and gender emancipation should be outlawed, state governments should initiate more empowerment programmes for women in South West Nigeria so as to increase the level of women participation in societal 


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