Historical Development Of Feminism In Nigeria

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3.2 DEVELOPMENT OF FEMINISM AND WOMEN ORGANISATIONS The history of feminism is the chronological narrative of the movements and ideologies aimed at defining and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women. Feminism developed from the conflicts andexperiences of women who are oppressed. (Amelia R: 1980). Feminism is an historic thinking due to the fact that it arises from the experiences of women. Feminism concerns itself with the welfare of the society as a whole, not just women. It is obvious that if there is a better distribution of development, we as women are likely to support such development and be involved in it fully but when there seems to be a structure that does not allow equal distribution, not just for women but also for the entire population, it is clear that women will not participate or realize their full potential in such a society. Feminism also means activism .it is a new event established for people to see women demonstrating considering the fact that dialogue, writing letters may not be enough unlike having a public dialogue with those in power and sometimes demonstrate the voice and power of women. Feminism has been a distant tool of intellectual discourse and political action to the majority of women scholars and activists in Sub‐Saharan Africa (Adamu, 2006). In Nigeria, records of women‘s struggles to correct acts of discrimination and violence

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