Rosemary I. Eneji, Eucharia Nwagbara


The social phenomenon of globalization which has become a buzz word has continued to occupy the centre stage of academic discourses since the turn of the 21st century. Although globalization has been on-going since the history of human civilization, its contemporary status exacerbated by technological advancement in the area of information and communication technology (ICT) has implications for the widening gender gap. The extent to which globalization has impacted on the gender questions of how and why men and women are different has not been given much attention by scholars. The quest for democratic values that is silent on the gender questions will not drive sustainable democracy. Indeed, sustainable development cannot be attained when a significant number of the world’s population is marginalized based on gender differences. Here, we focus on the increasing gender inequality in Nigeria and argue that mainstreaming gender in every sphere of human endeavour is crucial to the attainment of sustainable democratic values in the country.

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