Colonialism and gender inequality: The case of political representation in Nigeria

Nigeria ranked 130th out of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap report. Neoliberal tropes have posited this as a regional problem, whereby gender inequalities have prevailed as intrinsic to a ‘one-size-fits-all’ African culture. In turn, Western influence has ironically been framed by Liberal institutions as holding the answer to African women’s emancipation.

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