Political and Professional Participation of Women in Nigeria: Its Challenges and Prospects
Women's participation is insignificant in various professional and political activities in Nigeria. Studies identified several hindrances to women's participation, little empirical study on women's roles in professions and parties' structures. This paper examines women's activities in professional and political parties in Nigeria. The paper argues little positions are vied and applied in parties and professions by women. Strict requirements by professionals, strong competitive and traditions from men were identified. Lack of time for public life, finances and poor electoral process hindered their participation. There is a need to reduce on requirements of professionals, party systems and increase public awareness.
Keywords: Political Participation, Professional participation, Women, Challenges, Prospects