Innocent, Eme Okechukwu
November 2011
Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business;Nov2011, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p1128
Academic Journal
Recently, the Federal Government of Nigeria came up with a new National Gender Policy that seeks to address the inequality existing between men and women in various segments of society. This paper has a two fold task of showing the correlation between gender bias in a gendered society and the relative presence of individuals defined in gender term in the arena of public policy in addition to exploring how androcentrism which is a dynamic of patriarchy condition not only the relative levels of political participation among men and women but also limit the range of change in the participatory horizon of women whose roles are culturally circumscribed from public sphere. The paper also examines the consequences, challenges and impacts of circumscription and explores areas of improvement.


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