The Nigerian Legislature's Role in Advancing Women, Peace and Security

Authors/editor(s): UN Women Nigeria

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.

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Languages available: English

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Nigeria

Subject area(s): Peace and security; Leadership and political participation; Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Laws/legislation; Institutional reports; Manuals/guides

UN Women office involved in publication: Nigeria Country Office

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 61

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)