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ERIC Number: EJ1084169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2141-6656
The Need for Participation of Women in Local Governance: A Nigerian Discourse
Godwin, Ihemeje
International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, v5 n4 p59-66 Aug 2013
This paper seeks to examine studies on participation of women in governance as applicable to the local government levels in Nigeria. Again, it sets out to identify what propelled the quest for more women participation in governance. Examination of treatments given to women by both male and female counterparts is critically explored. The paper employed mainly secondary source of data collection. In its finding, it observed that there is high women participation in governance in other parts of the world than Nigeria, as well as having more women participation at both Federal and State government's level above the local government level. It finds out that there is male domination in local governance over and above the women for low political consciousness. The paper revealed that attitude of women towards local governance is poor because they lack funds to achieving 30 percent affirmative action declaration' for women at the grassroots.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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