Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy

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Religion and gender: challenges to development in Africa

Stella Eme Osim


Africa has in many respects been considered as the birth place of modern civilization and by this standard should have been at its peak in development. Nation-states have embarked on various developmental plans and policies which have ended almost immediately at takeoff points. Religion and gender and the inequalities and injustice they impose have become interwoven in the plan and agenda of national policies in such a way that the various plans and stages of development are defined by religion and gender. This paper examines the challenges posed by religion and gender in the pursuit of sustainable development in Nigeria.

Keywords: Religion, Gender, Development, Africa, Women‘s Contribution

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