Democracy in nigeria has three phases 1960-1966 first republic, 1979-1983 second republic and 1999 to date (ie third republic or to us is the third phase of democracy in the country. Senior advisor for gender, women and democracy get involved ndi's work upholds the idea that democracy is a human right - a principle enshrined in the universal declaration of human rights. Nigeria democracy is truncated, thus, the inevitability of military intervention in nigeria politics at independence in 1960, nigeria opted for west minster model of constitution and the court. With only nine women senators representing 54 million women in nigeria, international support should focus on the broader political cycle and the numerous obstacles to women's political.
Keywords: nigeria, women, politics, democracy, governance 10 introduction women's involvement in politics varies throughout the world and their participation in politics and the. Democracy to appadorai (1975) is a system of government under which the people exercise the governing power either directly or through representatives periodically elected by them. There are roadblocks to a strong democracy in nigeria at all levels of government conflict—triggered by political competition and communal, ethnic, religious or resource allocation rivalries—poses a major threat to democracy.
This is momentous not only for nigeria and the continent of africa, but also for those around the world who believe in the tenets of democracy and in the fundamental right to the ballot box. Women have the right to participate in political processes that affect them, their families, and their societies countries with increased women's participation and leadership in civil society and political parties tend to be more inclusive, responsive, egalitarian, and democratic. The impact of petroleum refinery on the economic livelihoods of women in the niger delta region of nigeria of nation state government of third world has no human face, as profit maximiza.
Colonial rule divided nigeria into north and south with different land tenure systems, local government administration, educational systems, and judicial systems while large british colonies like india and the sudan had a single administrative system, nigeria had two, one for the north and one for the south. This paper is an exploration of the role of women in the nigerian politics the inferiority complex of women regarding active political participation and representation constitute the crux of this study. Nigeria is a state party of the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women it also has signed maputo protocol, an international treaty on women's rights, and the african union women's rights framework. Even at the local level, women make up almost 60 percent of local government positions in lesotho and seychelles, 43 percent of the members of local councils or municipal assemblies in namibia, and over one-third of local government seats in mauritania, mozambique, tanzania, and uganda.
On october 1 nigeria added to its list of vital statistics a new status as the world's fourth largest democracy the list was already impressive one african in four is a nigerian with a population of 80 million or more, nigeria is larger than any country in europe. Therefore, the nigerian government should work towards achieving gender equality in democratic governance, increase women participation and access to politics it must be realized that the role of women as home makers can not be down played in that it equally has an extended impact on their responsibility in service, the women touch anywhere.
Nigerian women are renown for their creativity, hard work and productivity from care-giving at the household level to formal sector employment, nigerian women have made significant, though often neglected, contributions to the national economy. Women's minimal leadership role in national and local political spheres remains a serious concern worldwide the commonwealth gender plan of action for gender equality 2005-2015 calls on governments to introduce measures to promote at least 30 per cent representation of women in parliament, government and business.
Women in government in the modern era are under-represented in most countries worldwide women have inadequate opportunities in social participation, especially in striving for political rights and power in the government and different institutions. Nigeria women in governance and abstract democracy is a system of government that abhors gender segregation in politics decisively negative impact on. During the precolonial era, women, traditionally, were allowed to participate in government and hold major roles in markets in parts of south-eastern nigeria dominated by igbos indirect rule.