Gender and Land Rights Database

Nigeria

Local decision-making organizations and women’s representation in them

  • In the southeastern zone of the country, there has been a noticeable improvement in women’s involvement in decision-making at different levels of governance. Women for the first time are being appointed to “traditional rulers councils”, such as the Igwe’s cabinet in the eastern part and some traditional councils in the northern parts of the country (5).

Sources: numbers in brackets (*) refer to sources displayed in the Bibliography