Participation Of Women In Politics In Nigeria: Legal Frameworks, Challenges And Prospects

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Journal Title: Law & Political Review
Author(s): Theresa U Akpoghome & Ufuoma Veronica Awhefeada
Published On: 05/05/2023
Volume: 8
First Page: 82
Last Page: 99
ISSN: 2581-7191
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher


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Theresa U Akpoghome & Ufuoma Veronica Awhefeada, Participation Of Women In Politics In Nigeria: Legal Frameworks, Challenges And Prospects, Volume 8, Law & Political Review, 82-99, Published on 05/05/2023, Available at


Since the beginning of recorded history, men have dominated the political landscape and the governance of Nigeria. This is not to claim that women have never before taken part in governance or politics at any level. Information reveals that there were great women in the past that ruled and dominated kingdoms but currently the statistics rather that grow has nosedived. Accordingly, this paper reiterates that the Sustainable Development Goal 16 recognizes women’s political participation and aims to achieve responsive, inclusive, participatory, and representative decision-making at all levels by 2030. In light of this, this paper attempts to discuss the extent of women’s political participation in Nigeria and offers solutions to their apathy. The paper concludes that the government should, as a matter of policy, make deliberate efforts to ensure that women are actively involved in politics and government because there cannot be an inclusive society without women participation.

Keywords: Women, Politics, Participation, Challenges, Prospects, Nigeria

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