The Nigerian Legislature's Role in Advancing Women, Peace and Security
In Nigeria, very few women are involved in formal decision-making and resource allocation processes despite being integral to the very essence of society via the family, playing a central role in the informal economy, and participating in elections (particularly through mobilizing support for candidates). This structural inequality and exclusion of women from peacebuilding and conflict resolution processes has severely undermined efforts at conflict prevention. This Guide provides direction to the Nigerian Legislature (National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly) on their role in supporting the UNSCR 1325 agenda. Specifically, it provides information to legislators on the global women, peace and security agenda and how it applies to Nigeria.