Nigeria’s Gender Country Profile

15 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2021 Last revised: 3 Nov 2021

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Chidinma Onukogu

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.; University of Portsmouth

Date Written: July 1, 2021


This paper provides a detailed update on the gender profile of Nigeria over the last ten years and currently. It identified the key women’s rights protection frameworks that have been ratified by Nigeria and analyses the Country’s level of commitment to implementation. It identifies the key themes for profiling the country such as education, economic engagement, health, violence against women and the environment. I draw attention to the key issues in these areas faced by Nigerian women and what the government and NGO’s are doing to fix it, considering cultural and environmental factors such as the COVID-19 Pandemic. The key findings in this report indicates that Nigerian women are marginalised and they experience a lot of hardship, while they have fewer opportunities when compared to their male counterparts. Finally, the report has also made recommendations on each of the key areas highlighted.

Keywords: women’s rights, education, empowerment, gender, development, poverty reduction, culture

Suggested Citation

Onukogu, Chidinma and Onukogu, Chidinma, Nigeria’s Gender Country Profile (July 1, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

Chidinma Onukogu (Contact Author)

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