Gender and Urbanization in Nigeria

Grace Mbaveren Denen, Kenang Asaju, Hajara Bott


In Nigeria, like other parts of the world, urbanization means different things for men and women. This paper has identified the transfer of traditional patriarchal tendencies and attitudes towards women to the urban centers, resulting to the unchanging low status of women in the cities. Practical recommendations are made for urban policy makers, urban developers, development organizations and the general public to change the way women are seen as underdogs; in order to improve the lives of all urban citizens. Opinions of women groups and in-depth secondary data analysis formed the basis for this conclusion.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n26p33

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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