PHILOSOPHY OF GENDER EQUALITY AND HUMAN PRODUCTIVITY: IMPERATIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

Jude Chukwuma Onyeakazi (PhD), Ejike C. Okoroafor (PhD), Chike Ezenwa (PhD)

Abstract


The entire concept, object and practice of gender equality are positioned as philosophical in this article.

From the intellectual perception to the disputed utopian end of gender equality embodies wisdom, truth and realism (ethos of philosophy) for balanced and optimal human productivity in particularly developing economies with poor implementation of the instruments of gender equality; this lapse hampers concerted drive towards equilibrium of rights, opportunities and socio-economic development in Nigeria. This paper advances the need for the propagation of philosophy of gender equality, which is in theoretical and practical concord with the features of human rights, and holds essential tools for inclusive and all genders enhanced productivity and growth. This paper, therefore, attempts to critically link the philosophical perspectives of gender parity to the imperatives of improved women empowerment and enhanced human productivity most necessary for Nigeria’s dire need for national economic growth in this era of competitive global march towards sustainable development. The paper calls for national consciousness and practice of the philosophy of gender equality and social justice devoid of discriminations and primordial interests through its incorporation into school curricula; effective institutional implementation of comatose instruments of gender equality and wide advocacy of human rights in Nigeria.


Keywords


Philosophy, Gender, Equality, Human, Productivity.

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