THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN NIGERIA

Authors/editor(s): Susan Okoh

This brief presents emerging evidence on the role the private sector can play in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nigeria by highlighting the key measures companies can take to move beyond traditional corporate social responsibility to combine profits with gender progress. Realizing the growing need for gender equality is also germane to the survival and development of girls and the building of healthy communities, a healthy society, and a healthy nation. The economic empowerment of women simply cannot be achieved without the engagement of the private sector. If the expected growth benefits are to occur and if the programs that support women’s successful engagement are to be sustained, then it is necessary to integrate female inclusion into the actual systems of businesses.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Nigeria

Subject area(s): Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Generation Equality; Economic empowerment; Entrepreneurship; Gender equality and inequality; Gender mainstreaming; Social protection; Anti-violence interventions; Businesses and foundations

Resource type: Policy papers; Briefs

UN Women office involved in publication: Nigeria Country Office

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: 6

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