Re-Appraising Women to Women Discrimination towards Attaining Gender Equality

Akanmode, Olushola Ayodeji and Alaiyemola, Anne Omotayo and Iwelumor, Oluwakemi Shade and Ake, Modupe Re-Appraising Women to Women Discrimination towards Attaining Gender Equality. In: 23. 1st Landmark University 2023 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 5th -7th April, 2023 at International Conference Centre, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State..

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Gender critics have deployed patriarchy as the major source of the challenges faced by women in Nigeria. This perception has only narrowed gender discourse to male chauvinism. There is therefore an urgent need to interrogate patriarchy alongside other challenges encountered by women in Nigeria. The notion of gender bias by men against women is not new and men are usually the main perpetrator while often not considering the existence of the situation the other way round. This study posits that challenges of women raging from discrimination, widowhood rites, polygamy, inheritance rights, divorce, to almost all other areas of life are directly or indirectly also caused by other women. It is already a challenging world with men holding sway in virtually all fields of human endeavours and women do not have to make things even more challenging for one another. The objectives of the study were to locate the challenges encountered by women by their contemporaries in selected literary texts and society and proffer ways to confront and overcome these challenges. The study recommends love, unity, support, and collaboration which engender peaceful co-existence and social emancipation among women and are also necessary for a balanced society and the sustainable development of the nation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2024 16:07
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 16:07

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