Irefin Peace Oluwatoyin (PhD), Chioma Obi Ada, Barr. Anita Nnenna Oteh


Woman in Nigeria are faced with various challenges both at the private and public sector as a result of this, there are gender in balance that tends to take place among both sexes. There are various gender inequalities that preoccupies the system which ranges from violence to abuses, discriminations as well as denial to political offices. Even though the attainment of gender equality is not only seen as an end itself, it is equally an end in ingredients to and a product for the achievement of sustainable development of countries. The method of the research work is based on the secondary source of analysis which is done through the use of journals, internal material and other archival sources of information which is going to be relevant. Though Nigeria is a country with the Federal Ministry of women affairs and poverty alleviation and Nigeria has been a signatory to various international treaties and polices as well various discoveries has revealed that gender inequality is a great challenge to Nigeria, even as a developing country, such as discriminations that women are faced with including abuses. Although the UN been an international organization having established various policies such as the convention on the elimination of all forms Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) etc. despite all these policies that have been established for the purpose of nullifying the distinction exclusion made on the basis of sex, uniself still encounters various problems such is the fact that women work more than men but are still paid low. With this polices, UN still have its challenges such that lack of women to improve education, cultural and social beliefs of the women issues etc are still some of the challenges the United Nations is facing. In conclusion, if all the policies that the United Nation has established couple with the treaties that Nigeria has signed are put into effect, it will thus increase the knowledge of women as well as curb barriers that are been placed against women, such as lying for political positions for instance, in Brazil and Germany; they have females as their residents known as chancellor, Nigeria also can get to that position.

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