Divine Maduka Abalogu (PhD), Ekenedilichukwu A. Okolo


Gender issues and its perception of deprivation of certain rights on women have been a concern over the decade in scholarship. Gender roles as handed down from generations are not without inequality that exists between the masculine and the feminine genders. This has orchestrated the viewing of women as second class citizens that have little or no right in the society. This view is not particularized to any locale, but is seen as a general phenomenon which has called for the attention of the world in its amelioration. In view of this fact, the United Nation is the predominant voice that has documents on the right of women in the world and tends to correct some inequalities that are predominant in our cultures today. This work will adopt a phenomenological approach in its study and theoretically framed with Conflict theory. This is because the society is a struggle for dominance among social groups (Men and Women) that compete for scarce resources and the subsequent UN’s struggle to balance the inequality. The work observes that women are marginalized and regarded as second class citizens which brought about how they are regarded in the society. It also finds that this marginalization has made women not to be in the scheme of things which has adversely affected the economic development of the society. It therefore concludes that women are part of God’s creation and have their place in the development of the society and should be allowed so. The work therefore recommends that women are also part of God’s creation of which were created in His image and should not be taken as an afterthought creation which has led to the relegation of their rights. It also recommends that for us to have a holistic development, women should be given right economically in order to make their contributions without fear or favour for better, conducive and egalitarian society.


Human Persons, Human Rights, Womanhood, Challenges, Gender Inequality.

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