Patriarchy and its violations of human rights of women in Nigeria

Igwe, O.W.* and Akolokwu, G. O.


The intendment in this exercise is to invigorate the debate on the violations of women’s human rights in Nigeria. Emphasis will be placed on cultural practices and general norms and practices that work against women’s human rights. The first major battle will be to create greater awareness that women’s human rights are real rights. That when these rights are violated, because of the inter-dependent nature of human rights, the rights of the child, aged and even that of the men are equally seriously affected..

Key words: Patriarch, customary law, and human rights.

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