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Gender-Based Violence in North-West Nigeria

aUniversity of Bangor, UK
bRufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo-Rector's Office, Nigeria

Innovation, Social Responsibility and Sustainability

ISBN: 978-1-83797-463-4, eISBN: 978-1-83797-462-7

Publication date: 14 December 2023


Northwest Nigeria is mostly populated by the Hausa and Fulani ethnic groups. Social inclusions and gender equality are listed among the fundamental rights. They are essential for human being to put up their best efforts in resolving all difficulties without restraint. Nonetheless, these rights are frequently withheld in many nations within the African continent, owing to ignorance, religion and custom fanaticism. In spite of these constraints, the northern Nigeria is faced with security issues such as persistent cattle rustling which ultimately evolved into armed banditry, which have exacerbated some lingering issues that revolves around children and women. This study attempts to examine the nature of the crisis that may relates to gender-based issues in Zamfara state. The article relied mostly on secondary literature. Evidences proved that security difficulties have worsened the living circumstances of women and girls in the understudied state, thereby espousing women and girls to dangerous attacks and hard living.



Tayo-Ladega, O.T. and Ilugbami, J.O. (2023), "Gender-Based Violence in North-West Nigeria", Crowther, D. and Seifi, S. (Ed.) Innovation, Social Responsibility and Sustainability (Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility, Vol. 22), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 99-115.



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